The Canary Islands received 1.15 million international tourists in January, 2.1% less than in the same month of 2018, according to provisional data from the Survey of Frontier Tourist Movements (Frontur) prepared by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) ).
In January, the expense of international tourists in their trips to the islands reached 1,465 million euros, with an increase of 1.3% over the same month of 2018, according to the Tourism Expenditure Survey (Egatur) published also this Friday by Statistics.
The average daily expenditure per tourist in the first month of the year was 1,264 euros in the Canary Islands, with an annual increase of 3.4%, while the average daily expenditure grew by 1.1%, to 145 euros.
For its part, the archipelago is the first destination of foreign tourists arrived in Spain, with 1.15 million visitors (-2.1%). Then there is Catalonia, with 910,779 visitors (+ 5.3%), and Madrid, with 584,387 tourists (+ 9%).
Regarding the level of expenditure made, the Autonomous Communities with the greatest weight are the Canary Islands, which captured 31.2% of the total, Catalonia (20.1%) and the Community of Madrid (16.5%).
A TOTAL OF 4.2 MILLION TOURISTS IN SPAIN
Meanwhile, the country as a whole received 4.2 million international tourists in January, 2.2% more. In January, the expense of international tourists in their trips to Spain reached 4,689 million euros, with an increase of 3.6% over the same month of 2018.
The average daily expenditure per tourist in the first month of the year was 1,117 euros, with an annual increase of 1.4%, while the average daily expenditure grew by 5%, to 138 euros.
The United Kingdom, with 807,347 tourists, remained the first issuing market in January, with an increase of 1% over the same month of 2018. It was followed by Germany, with 515,989 tourists and a rebound of 2.7%, and France, with 446,307 visitors, 8.7% less.
The fourth market by entries were the Nordic countries, with 380.851 visitors, a fall of 10.7%, followed by Italy, with 246.268 visitors, 5.1% less. The increases of visitors from the United States (+ 25.5%), Portugal (+ 21.7%) and Ireland (+ 10.8%) should be highlighted. On the other hand, arrivals were contracted from Switzerland (-15.3%), Belgium (-7.9%) and Russia (-1.2%).