Monday, February 5, 2018
Madrid.- Expenditures by tourists who visited Spain in 2017 showed a year-on-year growth of 12.2 percent, to 86.823 billion euros.
Specialized agencies reported nearly 82 million international tourists who visited the country, with the United Kingdom as the major tourist-sending market, followed by Germany, which ranked second in terms of holidaymakers' expenditures with 12.22 billion euros, and France with 7.029 billion euros.
As for the autonomous communities, Catalonia received 19.152 billion euros, accounting for an increase of 9.7 percent compared to the previous year.
In addition, the average expenditure per tourist stood at 1,138 euros, with an annual increase of 0.3 percent, while the average duration of the stay was nine days.