Los 11.1 million tourists what Andalusia has received this summer show the return to normality after the pandemic. The number of travelers who visited the community between the months of July and August represents an increase of 13% compared to the same period in 2021, only three points below the record reached in 2019, the year before Covid-19 and a record in the entire region. historical series.
The counselor of TurismoCulture and Sport of the Board, Arthur Bernalhas appeared this Thursday in a parliamentary committee to assess and take stock of the behavior of the tourism industry in Andalusia during the past summer: «We have recovered 97% of tourism of the best exercise in our industry, which demonstrates the strength of our destiny and the excellence of our professionals and workers. They have been the architects of this rapid recovery.
Of these more than eleven million tourists, 72% were nationals and 27% foreigners. “In addition to the fact that we are still the preferred destination for the Spanish marketahead of the islands and Catalonia, we began to recover our quota of international visitor since the increase compared to last year is more than 9%. As soon as mobility restrictions have been lifted, we are once again a priority for foreign visitors,” Bernal pointed out.
Likewise, the Minister of Tourism has underlined that there is also good news regarding the Spanish marketsince it has already exceeded the number of overnight stays registered in the summer of 2019.
The average tourist leaves 750 euros
Tourist spending this summer amounted to 8,220 million euros, 32% higher in nominal rate compared to 2021 and almost 7% more than in the summer of 2019. average spending daily of the tourist has increased by 4.66 euros to reach 74,79. The average stay reaches the 9.9 dayswhich represents an increase of 0.8 days compared to 2021. And during this summer 4.8 million seats have been offered on flights, an increase of more than 25% compared to 2021.
For Bernal, the results are “the fruit of the constant work carried out to create confidence that Andalusia is a safe place, of the greater presence in forums, events and fairs national and international that has served us to spread our offer and sell the image of Andalusia and the ability to demonstrate the exceptional nature of our destination, with the quality of our beaches, the cultural and sports offer.
With regard to the data for the summer period in hotel establishments, all the Andalusian provinces present positive results both in terms of travelers and overnight stays.