Spaniards spent 9.311 million on travel up to March, more than before covid

Spaniards spent 9 billion 311 million euros for travel in the first quarter of the year. Over 8.317 million recorded at that time of 2019, before the pandemic, despite making almost seven million fewer trips at the time. The increasing trend of spending has been consistently noted both in resident tourism and among international tourists visiting Spain.

According to the Resident Tourism Survey data released this Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), andBetween January and March, citizens of the country made 35.25 million trips. almost 10% more than a year ago, but still below the figure of close to 42 million in the first quarter of 2019.

89% of the movements were for national venues and almost 11% were international, the same model as pre-covid.

While domestic flights increased by 5.8% compared to the previous year, international flights, which were slightly withdrawn after the pandemic, recovered strongly and grew by 62.1%.

Average daily spend increased by 23%

Total travel spending in the first quarter was €9,311.5 million, up 32.2% compared to the same period of 2022 and over 8,317 million in January-March 2019. March 2019.

Total expenditure on trips to national destinations increased by 16.2% compared to the previous yearUp to 6,016 million Euros, the average cost per traveler is 191 Euros and an average of 68 Euros per day (53 Euros in 2019).

international 3.296 million euros spent (76.3% more than a year ago), an average of 114 euros per traveler per day (107 euros four years ago).

The highest spending in national competitions was in bars and restaurants. (26.7% of the total), an increase of 22.5% compared to the first quarter of 2022. In international transport, transport accounted for 34.7% of the total, up 70% year on year.

By the autonomous community of origin, highest average daily expenditure was that of residents in the Canary Islands (90 Euros), the Basque Country (89) and Catalonia (88). On the contrary, the lowest were in Extremadura (58 euros), Aragón (67) and Castilla-La Mancha (71).

Entertainment and holiday accounted for 42% of the total and grew by 12.3%; visits to relatives or friends amounted to 39.8% of the total; business or professionals increased by 21.1%.

The average duration of the trips was 3.3 days, slightly more than in 2019 (3.1 days). It is estimated at 2.8 days in Spain (almost the same as then) and rising to 7.7 days (6.5 in 2019) abroad.

To the homes of relatives and friends, and to the car

In 44.8% of trips the internal destination of residents staying at the home of relatives or friends, On the other hand, hotel accommodation (45.9% of the trips) is preferred, with an increase of 42.2% compared to the first quarter of the previous year.

substitution Own vehicle accounts for 78.270% of domestic trips and 70% of international trips were made by plane, an increase of 83.2 percent compared to the previous year and is already very close to pre-covid volumes.

The main autonomous destinations for established trips in the first quarter were Andalusia (16.6% of the total), Catalonia (12.8%) and the Community of Valencia (9.1%). Madrid residents made 17.2% of all trips, followed by Andalusia (17.1%) and Catalonia (16.2%).

Eliminating the effect of the size of each community, most travelers Aragon (1,046 trips per 1,000 people), Madrid (855) and Castilla y León (825). The fewest travelers are residents of Murcia (502 trips per 1,000 people) and La Rioja and Galicia (both 600 trips).

Source: Informacion


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