Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Dynamic quotes 

MarketScreener Homepage  >  News  >  Economy & Forex

News : Latest News
Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance Pro.CalendarSectors 
All NewsEconomyCurrencies & ForexEconomic EventsCryptocurrenciesCybersecurityPress Releases

Number of tourists visiting Spain from abroad fell 87% in October

12/02/2020 | 04:20am EST
FILE PHOTO:  A tourist walks with his suitcase, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Barcelona

MADRID (Reuters) - International tourist arrivals to Spain fell 87% year-on-year in October, official data showed on Wednesday, after authorities across Europe imposed new travel restrictions to curb an increase in coronavirus infections.

The new restrictions accentuated the blow to Spain's tourism industry, after a hoped-for recovery in the summer failed to materialize.

The year-on-year decline in October was similar to the decline in September and steeper than the 76% decline in August.

Over the first ten months of the year, some 17.9 million foreign tourists visited Spain, around 76% fewer than in the same period of 2019, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said.

France now accounts for the largest group of foreign tourists after the number of Britons - who last year made up a fifth of international visitors - plunged 82% between January and October.

The region that was most popular with tourists in the first ten months of the year was Catalonia, while the number of visitors to the Canary and Balearic archipelagos plummeted 68% and 87% respectively.

Canary Islands officials expects a small recovery in the winter season and target 5 million visitors this year down from 15 million in 2019.

Tourists spent 90% less in October than in the same month a year ago, INE said. In the first ten months of the year, foreign tourists spent 18.6 billion euros down from 81.8 billion euros in the same period in 2019.

(Reporting by Cristina Sanchez and Inti Landauro; Editing by Ingrid Melander)

By Cristina Sanchez

© Reuters 2020
Latest news "Economy & Forex"
02:34pVeolia says that the 29.9% it owns in suez's capital is not and will not be for sale - statement
01:58pFrance reports 16,642 new confirmed covid-19 cases in past 24 hours, from 21,406 on saturday - public health authority
01:56pFrance reports 141 new coronavirus deaths on sunday - health authority
01:56pEXCLUSIVE : Trump slams China's Huawei, halting shipments from Intel, others - sources
01:49pCoronavirus - france has vaccinated 422,127 people, up from 413,046 0n saturday - bfm tv citing health ministry
01:39pCanada's ambassador to U.S. shares most Biden priorities, worries about his 'buy America' policy
01:39pSuez ceo says potential offer from ardian/gip does not create uncertainties over jobs or raise antitrust problems, unlike veolia’s bid
01:36pIMF INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND : Remarks by Managing Director on Green Recovery at CELAC
01:35pU.S. CDC reports 394,495 deaths from the coronavirus
01:27pSuez ceo says the company is convinced france is better off with two champions in the waste management and water sector instead of one
Latest news "Economy & Forex"