Spain: The country is approaching pre-pandemic levels in tourism with 7.5 million tourists in June

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Before travel was halted due to the pandemic in 2020, Spain welcomed a total of 38.2 million tourists in 2019, with 8.8 million visitors in June.

More than twice as many tourists visited Spain in June compared to the same month a year ago and spent almost three times as much during their stay, according to figures released today by the national statistics office.

The 7.5 million visitors in June spent nearly €9 billion as Spain returns to pre-pandemic levels in its biggest and most important sector of the economy.

Before travel was halted due to the pandemic in 2020, Spain welcomed a total of 38.2 million tourists in 2019, with 8.8 million visitors in June.

“In these six months (of 2022) we have already exceeded 30 million foreign tourists, which corresponds to 80% of the pre-pandemic volume, but in terms of spending we are already at 90% of pre-pandemic levels” , said Tourism Minister Reges Maroto.

“If the trend continues, we will clearly be at pre-pandemic levels (at the end of the year),” she said.

The Spanish government expects tourist arrivals to reach 90% of pre-pandemic volumes during the summer season as northern Europeans defy inflation concerns and book even more trips from 2019.

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