The good times are back for If we’re to judge according to the available figures, the Spanish tourism industry has been in its prime lately. Is this an exaggeration? Well, if you take into account that foreign tourists spent €63 billion in 2015 alone, then good times are back for Spain, for sure.
Spanish Tourism is back on track – Good times are back
Here’s one more interesting fact about the Spanish tourism, which particularly benefited Costa Blanca tourism industry. More than 20% of all tourism-related money in 2015, or to be precise €13.4 billion, came from the British tourists. The Brits were more than generous while spending an average of €111 daily. This was an invaluable increase of 10% compared with 2014. At the same time, the German tourists spent €9.3 billion. What is more important to emphasize is an average daily spending of €117 for visitors coming from Germany. The overall tourism spending increased for 6.4%. At the regional level Andalucía, which is a proud home to the Costa del Sol and Marbella, challenged this national average in the best possible way, with €9.8 billion spent and a highly motivating increase of 10.8%. This is a great news and strong encouragement for the Spanish tourism industry.
Spanish Tourism Industry – The Global Phenomenon
It would be wrong to think that the EU tourists are to take all the credit for the outstanding 2015 season in Spain. The international tourists were the true wind under the tourist wings of Spain with the €31.24 billion being spent in the same period, including an unparalleled daily spending average of €144. The biggest spenders for the Spain tourism industry in 2015 came from the USA, Russia, Japan, China, and particularly from the Middle East. This is where it become really interesting to examine the spending patterns of these extremely generous tourists. Almost €1.5 billion was reserved for Marbella and its luxurious shops and restaurants, which allowed it to outperform Madrid and literally breathe down the neck of the Spanish tourism royalty – Barcelona.
What’s going to happen in 2016?
When you begin preparing for the tourist season based on the mind-blowing figures from the previous year, it’s completely understandable to be optimistic. The Spanish tourism industry has every reason to expect and wish for a one more record-breaking year. The Guardian described Spain as one of the top three most desirable tourist destination. It seems that the Brits are going to rain money all over Spain in 2016, that’s more than obvious. The ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) struggles to find an extra due to a high demand with the booking 2016 avalanche beginning as early in 2015. Good times are definitely back for Spanish tourism. The other industries directly or indirectly associated with it, have literally billions of reasons to be extremely grateful.