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Spain's total tourist expenditure up 6.6% 2013 to date

Source: Xinhua - Sat 27th Jul 2013
Spain's total tourist expenditure up 6.6% 2013 to date

Tourism Expenditure in Spain jumped by 6.6% in the first half of 2013, compared to the same period in 2012, according to data released on Friday by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.

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The total spent by Foreign Visitors to Spain increased to €24.416 billion between January and June this year, with an average daily spending of €110 (up by 2.4% on same period 2012) and an average total spend per person, per stay of €936 (up 2.2% on same period 2012).

The report noted that Brits spent more than others - 19.4% of the total, at €4.731 billion in the first half of the year, an increase of 5.6% on the same period in 2012.

This was followed by the Germans and Scandinavians, who spent €4.015 billion and €2.613 billion respectively, and contributing increases of 2.8% and 15.4% respectively.

The French spent €2.274 billion, with an 18.5% increase.

Catalonia remained a popular choice of destination, which saw a spend of €5.730 billion, and an increase of 10.3% compared to the same period of 2012.

The second most popular choice with tourists was the Canary Islands, where foreign visitors spent a total of €5.329 billion - 7.5% up up on the first half of last year.

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation report of 2012, Spain remain the fourth most visited country in the world.

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