Average spending per tourist stagnates in the Canary Islands

Average spending per tourist stagnates in the Canary Islands
By: Local News Posted On: May 06, 2024 View: 481

The average expenditure per tourist in the Canary Islands stood at 1,507 euros in March , which is equivalent to an anemic growth of 1.6% compared to what was spent in the same month last year, according to data published this Friday by the National Institute of Statistics. (INE).
However, given that the  number of foreign tourists arriving in the Canary Islands increased by 18.9% in March compared to the same month in 2023, reaching 1,543,234, it increased the combined expenditure of all of them by 20.9%. % , up to 2,325 million euros.
In the accumulated number of the first three months of 2024, the number of foreign visitors arriving to the archipelago was 4,272,290, 14.3% more than a year ago, reports the INE, which highlights that, in the scope of the entire country, the Canary Islands was its first destination in March, accounting for 24.3% of the total, and was followed by Catalonia (21.2%) and Andalusia (15.1%).

In Spain as a whole, 6.3 million international tourists were received in March, 21% more than a year before, and in the first three months of 2024 16.1 million, 17.7% more, according to its latest Statistics of Tourist Movements in Borders, Frontur.

And its corresponding Tourist Expenditure Survey, Egatur, reveals that its disbursement in the third month of the year grew proportionally to a greater extent than in the islands, by 29.7% and reached 8,652 million euros.

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