2013 saw the best tourist figures for May ever recorded with 5.8 million tourists visiting Spain during the month, a figure that is up 7.4% year on year.
The Institute of Tourism Studies (Instituto de Estudios Turisticos), part of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism (MInisterio de Industria, Energia y Turismo) undertook the study which is named the Internal Report on Tourist Movement.
The study shows that the main cause of the rise was the increase in numbers from Germany and Britain. The countries with the highest percentage rises in tourists were the Nordic countries (+20.2%), Switzerland (+15.9%) and Ireland (+15.7%) but these increases came from a lower base
The largest drops were in Italian tourists (-16.4%) and those from the United States (-12.9%)..
So far in 2013 a total of 19.8 million tourists have traveled to Spain which is up 3.8% on the same period last year as well as being the highest number since 2008.
The areas that have most benefited from these increased visitor numbers have been the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and the Valencian region.
cheque books at the ready we hope to bag a huge bargain – cash is king and those in the know will not want to miss the boat!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀
Yes cash is king but there will be lots of boats for several years to come so I doubt anyone is going to miss one. If anything prices will be even lower next year though not necessarily for all segments and locations. Are you are getting ready to buy?
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