The arrival of foreign tourists to Spain remained upward in the first ten months of the year, with a 2.9% rebound over the same period of 2018, to exceed 74.7 million, despite a slight monthly fall of 0 , 3% in October, the fourth consecutive since July.
The three main issuing markets – United Kingdom, Germany and France – showed declines both in October and in the result accumulated until that month, while the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, the two autonomous regions most affected by the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook, were the only ones with decreases, according to data published Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
The total expenditure of international tourists increased by 2.9% compared to the first ten months of the previous year, reaching 82,197 million euros, after an increase of 2.5% in October (8,367 million euros).
Also in this section, the two archipelagos were the only communities with falls in October, 6.1% in the Canary Islands and 3.3% in the Balearic Islands, although, in the accumulated until that month, the second remained upwards, at same as the British market (1%), despite a decrease in October (1.1%).
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