Tourism Statistics - Andalucia

international TOURISTS in ANDALUCIA

Foreign Tourists or International Tourism

In 2016 Andalucia received 10.6 million international tourists. 12% up on 2015, which was 10% up on 2014, which was 8% up on 2013, which was 3% up on 2012. (International tourists means country of residence not Spain and whose main visit is to Andalucia).

2016 was 30% up on the 15 year average since 2000. There has been an increase since the lowest year which was 2010 with 7.4 million. These figures would place Andalucia (if a country) about 25th in a world league of foreign tourist arrivals.

The total international tourist spend in 2013 was 8.4 billion euro with an average holiday spend per tourist of  1,067 euro and with an average stay of 11 nights this is an average daily spend of 97 euro.

This holiday spending is generally broken down into about 20% on transport, 25% on accommodation, 15% in a package holiday, 15% in restaurants or food and 20% in excursions.

Those staying in hotels averaged 8 nights whilst those not in hotels averaged 16 nights. The principal arrival was via an airport at 80% and by road 8%.

A minority of foreign tourists now arrive as part of a package holiday as 79.8% travel independently in 2010.

There is very much a high season as  3.2 (2,8) million or 37% (37%) arrive in July, August or September in 2014 (2012)   2014 showed a tendency for this seasonality to be increasing.   

Main reason for coming to Andalucia according to a survey are:

  • Climate 26%
  • Beach 15%
  • Cultural 17%
  • Monuments 11%
  • Visit Family 8%
  • Price 5%
  • Nature 5%
  • Golf 3%
  • Ski 1%
  • Other reasons 10%

 

international TOURISTS in ANDALUCIA - BY YEAR


In the table and the graph below we see the increase in international (ie non Spanish) tourist arrivals in Andalucia from the year 2000 to 2007 and then the fall to 2010 with a pick rise to date.

 

Year
Number
2000
6,991,973
2001
7,591,511
2002
7,686,167
2003
7,908,400
2004
7,943,253
2005
8,351,628
2006
7,975,629
2007
8,429,556
2008
7,975,202
2009
7,465,415
2010
7,437,435
2011
7,884,875
2012
7,577,651
2013
7,871,110
2014 8,501,990
2015
9,365,233
2016 10,570,898

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

 

international TOURISTS in ANDALUCIA - by MONTH


A chart of the foreign tourists to Andalucia from 2000 to 2015 by month can be downloaded here.

Source data can be found here and here from the website of the Instituto de Estudios Turísticos (IET). Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio and the INE


international TOURISTS in ANDALUCIA - Type of accommodation

In the table and below we present the type of accommodation chosen by the international tourists to Andalucia in 2010 and the variation on 2009.

Accommodation Type

Numbers 2010

Variation 2009

Hotels etc

3,777,000

+10.4%

Own home

837,000

-15.8%

Family or friends home

1,412,000

-1.0%

Rental Accommodation

795,000

-21.7%

Other

597,000

-77.9%

Non specified

20,000

+0,3%

Total

7.437

-0,4%

Source: IET. Movimientos Turísticos en Fronteras (Frontur).

international TOURISTS in ANDALUCIA - Spend and stay

In the table below for the years since 2004. We present the average length of stay of the international tourist in Andalucia, his/her average spend per day and per holiday. the final column is the total monetry value to Andalucia of the international tourist. These are actual numbers and do not make any allowance for for inflation.

Year
Average stay
Average Spend per Day - euro
Average spend
per holiday - euro
Total value m euro
2004
11
84
942
6,813
2005
11
83
924
6,775
2006
11
82
947
7,082
2007
12
82
965
8,134
2008
12
84
986
7,863
2009
12
82
993
7,416
2010
12
90
1052
7,820
2011
 11  92 1014 
7,912
2012
 11  92 1022 
7,749
2013 11 97 1067 8,398
2014 11 94 1038 est 9,100 est


Source: IET - EGATUR.

 


international TOURISTS in ANDALUCIA - by country

In the table below, for 2011 and 2010 and 2009, we show the international tourists in Andalucia by their country or region of residence.

Country

2011

2010

2009

UK

2,485,000

2,280,000

2.585.000

France

1,014,000

897,000

923,000

Germany

836,000

859,000

761.000

Scandanavia

564,000

547,000

476.000

Ireland

269,000

334,000

403.000

Rest of Europe

2,002,000

1,813,000

1.605.000

Rest of World

711,000

707,000

603.000

Total

7,885,000

7,437,000

7.359.000

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

 

international TOURISTS in ANDALUCIA - by countrY & spend


In the table below for 2010 we show the international tourists in Andalucia by their country or region of residence and their different average holiday spend in euro with variation on 2009. This spend is also presented on a per day basis

 

Country

 Holiday spend & variation on 2009

Spend per day & variation on 2009

Scandanavia

1,051 euro   + 5.9 %

89.7 euro  + 9.9 %

Germany

1,191euro  + 4.4 %

92.4 euro   + 8.5 %

Italy

936 euro     - 7.2 %

86.3 euro   - 4.4 %

UK

892 euro     + 7.0 %

83.7 euro   + 14.5 %

France

793 euro     - 0.2 %

86 euro      + 3.9 %

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

 

SPANISH TOURISTS OR NATIONAL TOURISM IN ANDALUCIA

In 2009  the Spanish made 171 million tourist trips of which 158 million were to destinations within Spain and 13 million to other countries. In 2009 we record that 81% of the Andalucian tourists (i.e. tourists resident in Andalucia) travelled to a destination within the Andalucia Region and 19% to another region of Spain. This suggests that about 4m tourist trips were made to other regions of Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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