Spain - Tourism Statistics

SPAIN - TOURIST ARRIVALS

Number of foreign tourists to Spain for 2001 to 2010 can be seen in the table below. A Tourist is defined as a visitor who stays at least one night and the purpose of travel is pleasure not business.

Year

Number

2001

48,565,344

2002

50.330.623

2003

50.853.815

2004

52.429.832

2005

55.913.778

2006

58.004.462

2007

58.665.504

2008

57.192.013

2009

52.177.640

2010

52.677.187


Source: Instituto de Estudios Turísticos (IET). Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

SPAIN TOURIST ARRIVALS - method of transport

Of the 52,677,187 foreign tourists to come to Spain in 2010, this is the method of transport elected.

Transport

Transport

Airport

40,558,917

Road

10,516,269

Port

1,424,058

Train

177,948

Total

52.677.187

Source: Instituto de Estudios Turísticos (IET). Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

SPAIN TOURIST ARRIVALS - country of residence

This is the country or residence of the foreign tourists who came to Spain in 2001,2004 and 2010

Country of residence

Number of Tourists

 

2001

2007

2010

Germany

10.187.614

10.080.606

8.813.689

Austria

397.549

489.482

560.985

Belgium

1.662.930

1.724.409

1.625.608

Denmark

632.968

932.132

937.347

Finland

412.637

512.922

507.142

France

6.791.089

9.004.008

8.135.861

Greece

64.039

74.119

..

Ireland

745.778

1.630.335

1.176.998

Italy

2.436.022

3.623.091

3.487.801

Luxemburg

99.306

114.945

..

Norway

705.922

861.474

1.016.551

Holland

2.069.590

2.503.495

2.283.875

Portugal

1.553.354

2.414.562

1.894.822

UK

13.309.319

16.296.132

12.429.951

Russia

281.028

426.688

605.273

Sweeden

1.116.507

1.130.057

1.112.561

Switzerland

1.182.279

1.376.470

1.157.555

Rest of Europe

1.371.266

1.731.707

1.644.416

USA

1.107.591

1.046.698

1.134.201

Argentina

172.667

217.238

276.240

Brasil

161.312

252.061

241.094

Canada

149.894

124.258

189.656

Chile

64.052

59.845

17.757

Mexico

174.060

196.897

185.964

Venezuela

130.542

146.657

51.226

Rest of America

165.179

268.867

521.746

Japan

255.892

346.047

332.697

Rest of World

1.164.957

1.080.303

1.428.840

Total

48.565.344

58.665.504

52.677.187

Source: Instituto de Estudios Turístic

SPAIN TOURIST ARRIVALS - type of accommodation

This is the principal type of accommodation chosen by the foreign tourists to spain in 2010.

Type of Accommodation

Number

Hotels

33.044.619

Own or family

11.477.630

Hired

4.651.157

Other

3.228.837

No info

274.943

Total

52.677.187

Source: Instituto de Estudios Turísticos (IET). Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

Spend of foreign tourists in Spain


The total spend of foreign tourists in Spain in 2010 was 48 million euro.  This was made up from and average spending of 932 euro per tourist spending 98 euro a day for and average visit of 10 days. This is considered an 'export' for the Spanish economy.

For economic comparison the total 'import' spend of Spanish tourists travelling abroad on holiday can be seen on our page on World Toursim Statistics.

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