Spain received in July the visit of 9.1 million international tourists, 106.2% more than in the same month of 2021, the Spanish statistical office (INE) said in a press release.
The United Kingdom was the main country of origin of those visitors, with 1.9 million tourists, accounting for 20.9% of the total and an increase of 241.6% compared to July last year.
France and Germany were the following countries with the most tourists visiting Spain. From France, 1.4 million tourists (61.0% more in the annual rate) visited Spain in July and from Germany almost 1.1 million tourists (55.0% more in the annual rate).
Among the other countries of residence, the annual growth was particularly noteworthy in tourists coming from Ireland (347.8%), United States (198.2%) and Italy (113.4%).
According to the INE, in the first seven months of 2022 the number of tourists visiting Spain increased by 299.9% and reached 39.3 million. The country registered just 9.8 million arrivals the year before during the same period.
The statistical office also released the latest data on total expenditure by international tourists in Spain in July, which reached 11,869 million euros, an increase of 127% compared to the same month of 2021, when it was 5,229 million.
The average expenditure per tourist stood at 1,309 euros, with an annual increase of 10.1%. On the other hand, the average daily expenditure increased by 17.4%, up to 170 euros. The average stay by international tourists was 7.7 days, 0.5 days less than in July 2021.
During the first seven months of 2022, the total expenditure by international tourists increased by 331.5%, as compared with the same period of the previous year, reaching 47,637 million euros.