International tourists’ expenditure in Canarias grew by 0.9% in March
The expenditure of international tourists that travelled to Spain in March, reached 3,288 million euros, which means 5.4% more than in March 2009. In Canarias, the tourists’ expenditure grew by 0.9% and reached 910 million euros, according to the numbers issued by ‘Egatur’ (Survey of Tourist Expenditure), which is a survey made by the Tourist Studies Institute of the Industry, Tourism, and Commerce Ministry.
The average expenditure per tourist in the archipelago decreased 3.8 percent reaching 1,071 euros, while the daily expenditure was of 105 euros, having an grow by 9.5% regarding the year 2009.
In the first quarter of this year, the total expenditure of international tourists in the Canarias’ islands reached 2,555 euros, 2.6% less than the previous year. The expenditure per tourist was 1,061 euros in the first quarter of the year, having a year-on-year decrease by 5.4%. This way, the expenditure per tourist was 101 euros, 1.3% more than last year.
At a national level, the average expenditure per tourist grew by 2.1%, reaching 930 euros. The average daily expenditure was of 100 euros, having a year-on-year grow by 12.3%.
In the first quarter of this year, the total expenditure reached 8,220 million euros, 2.1% more than the same quarter of the year 2009. Meanwhile, the average expenditure grew by 1.9% reaching 936 euros, being the average daily expenditure 5.1% (98 euros).
During March, the main issuing countries evolved positively except from the United Kingdom, which tourists’ expenditure in Spain decreased by 7.8% in relation with March, 2009.
The most remarkable increase in the total expenditure was given by the northerly countries (20.4%) and Italy (19.3%).
The German market grew by 1.1%, while the French market maintained the same numbers of 2009.
International tourists from countries such as United States, South America, and Japan maintain the positive grow of the previous months.
Egatur points out that Germany has become the most important market in terms of expenditure volume, 665 million euros, followed by the United Kingdom with 621 million euros.