Tourist flow from Russia to Spain fell by almost 29,5% in January-March
The tourist flow from Russia to Spain in March fell by almost 70% due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to data from the country's National Institute of Statistics (INE).
In March, 21,4 thousand tourists from Russia visited Spain, which is 69,8% less than in the same month a year earlier. Most of the guests in March came from the UK (397 thousand, minus 64,2%), Germany (278 thousand, minus 65,7%) and France (289 thousand, minus 57,3%), as well as from countries Northern Europe (164 thousand, minus 66,8%).
In general, foreign tourist flow to the country decreased by 64,3% and amounted to 2 million people. Tourist spending in March fell by 64% - to 2,2 billion Euros.
In January-March, 10,6 million foreign visitors visited Spain, which is 25,6% less than a year earlier. 132,2 thousand people came from Russia during these months (minus 29,5%).
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.