9 Apr, 2015 @ 11:13
1 min read

Tourist spending in Spain increases 8% for first two months of 2015

spain beach e

INTERNATIONAL tourists spent a total of €6,500 million in Spain during the first two months of the year.spain beach

This represents an 8% increase on last year, with the average tourist also spending 3.4% more, up to €1,018. While the average daily tourist expenditure increased by 5.4% to €113.

Andalucia was the region with the greatest year-on-year increase, at 18%, followed by the Balearic islands (13.4%) and Madrid (13%).

Tourists from the United Kingdom were the biggest foreign spenders, with an increase of 10.6% from the first two months of 2014.

They spent over €1,100 million in total, with Germans second thanks to a €911 million spend and Italians third on €298 million.

The biggest increases in Spanish spending came from the United States and Belgium.

Tom Powell

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: [email protected] or call 951 273 575. To contact the newsdesk out of regular office hours please call +34 665 798 618.


  1. Quite right Fred, it appears Dick Nessfield/GUAQ doesn’t understand exchange rates and how they’ve improved for Brits, but then he’s never visited the CDS where Andalusia saw the greatest increase.

    When countries become so cheap like Greece and Spain and Europe in general then it makes financial sense to holiday in the sun. We’ve just returned after a few weeks in our place and found eating out cheaper, but golf is still well overpriced despite the exchange rate.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

los merinos e
Previous Story

Press power prevails: Common sense at last over Los Merinos saga

Caravan e
Next Story

Spanish matchmaker facing backlash over ‘Caravans of Women’

Latest from Lead

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press