As autumn approaches, Spain’s tourism industry is holding its own strong recovery. According to the country’s National Statistics Office, the country welcomed 4.7 million tourists in 2021.
That number nearly doubled in August 2022, and September arrivals are also on the rise. Tourism reached almost 90% of pre-pandemic levels as almost 9 million passengers arrived in Spain from international airports.
More than 2 million travelers were from the UK, with large numbers of visitors from Germany and Italy.
Reyes Marato, the tourism minister, believes the data reflects the resilience of the industry in the face of inflation and unrest in Ukraine, and predicts that tourism will remain strong well into the fall season.
It is believed that the natural beauty and cultural attractions of Spain, as well as the high level of vaccination, are particularly attractive to travelers. The country also has less restrictive COVID-19 regulations than its European neighbors. Bars and restaurants do not check proof of vaccination or COVID-19 test results, so travelers do not need to be tested during their stay.
Catalonia, Barcelona and the Balearic Islands are popular destinations for many foreigners.
Catalonia welcomed more than 2.5 million visitors in July, surpassing pre-pandemic arrivals for the same month in 2019.
Barcelona welcomed 1 million international travelers and the Balearic Islands reported a total of 2.81 million visits by national and international tourists.
Many people are taking advantage of the discounts offered by low-cost airlines, but traditional airlines are also seeing an increase in the number of flights booked. Providing wide appeal and ease for tourists, Spain makes the most of its opportunities to maintain a strong travel industry.
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