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Foreign tourists spent €11.43 billion in Catalonia in the first 9 months of 2013, an 11.9% increase on last year

International tourism keeps growing in Catalonia. The money that each international visitor spends in Catalonia increased by 4.9% in the first 9 months of 2013 and reached €905 per person on average. Furthermore, between January and September, foreigners visiting Catalonia spent 11.9% more than they did in the same period of 2012. According to data released by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, Catalonia has been the main destination in Spain measured by total spending volume during the first 9 months of the year. It is followed by the Balearic Islands, which registered revenue of €9.59 billion (7.5% more than 2012 figures). Valencia (also called Valencian Country) was the fifth Autonomous Community, with €4.24 billion.

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28 October 2013 10:05 PM

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Barcelona (ACN).-International tourism keeps growing in Catalonia. The money that each international visitor spends in Catalonia increased by 4.9% in the first 9 months of 2013 and reached €905 per person on average, according to data released on Monday by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. Furthermore, between January and September, foreigners visiting Catalonia spent 11.9% more than they did in the same period of 2012. This means that Catalonia has been the main destination in Spain, measured by total spending volume during the first 9 months of the year. It is followed by the Balearic Islands, which registered revenue of €9.59 billion (7.5% more than 2012 figures). Valencia (also called Valencian Country) was the fifth Autonomous Community, with €4.24 billion.


On average, each foreign visitor spent €905 in Catalonia between January and September, a 4.9% increase on the figures from the same period in 2012. Each person’s average spending per day reached €119, which represented a 0.5% increase on 2012 figures.

Analysing only data from last September, foreigners spent €1.67 billion in Catalonia that month, which represents a 15.5% increase compared with the same month in 2012. The French market was the main factor behind the monthly increase, bringing an additional €35.8 million. In September, each tourist spent an average of €1,031, spending an average of €129 per day.

€47.08 billion spent by foreigners in the whole of Spain in the first 9 months of 2013

In the whole of Spain, between January and September, international tourism brought €47.08 billion in revenue, which represents a 7.3% increase compared to 2013 figures. Each tourist spent an average of €1,018 in total, with a daily spend of €113. Regarding the types of accommodation, hotel destinations increased by 7.6%, with total revenue of €30.51 billion, while non-hotel destinations grew by 6.8%, with total revenue of €16.56 billion. Those bringing the greatest amount of revenue in the whole of Spain were the British, German, French, Nordic and Russian markets.

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