Spain received 2.4 million tourists in August, 75.9% less than in the same month in 2019, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the summer outbreaks, according to data published yesterday by the National Institute of Statistics.
As a result, spending by foreign tourists also fell significantly. In August it reached 2,457 million euros, 79% less than in the same month in 2019.
The average expenditure per tourist in that same month was 1,006 euros, with an annual decrease of 13.1%, while the average daily expenditure fell by 20.8%, to 116 euros.
During the first eight months of 2020, total expenditure by international tourists fell to 16,747 million, compared to 63,899 million for the same period in 2019.
Between January and August, 15.7 million international tourists visited Spain, almost four times less than in the same period in 2019 (58.1 million).