Russian tourist flow to Spain increased by 11% for seven months
According to the data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) of Spain, in January-July 2019, 758 200 Russian tourists visited Spain, which is 11,2% higher than the figure for the same period a year earlier. Totally, over 7 months, 48 million foreign tourists visited Spain, which is 1,9% more than in January-July 2018. The largest number of tourists came from the UK (10,475 million people, 1,6% less than for the same period last year), from Germany (6,587 million, + 2,2%) and France (6,119 million, -1,2%).
In July, the number of foreign tourists in Spain amounted to 9 887 000, which is 1,3% less compared to the same period last year. The tourist flow from Russia in July grew by 5,2% - to 184 000 people. The most popular holiday destination in Spain for 7 months was Catalonia. On the second line are the Balearic Islands, on the third - the Canary Islands. For seven months, Madrid was visited by 4 482 000 tourists (+ 9,4%). In July, Catalonia also became the most popular destination (2,377 million, -2,1%).
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.