The month closed with 9.2 million international visitors in aggregate Spain, 2.3 in Catalonia
With 2.3 million tourists, Catalonia has led this past August arrivals of foreign visitors, according to data from the Survey of Tourist Movements in Frontera (Frontur), released today by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. Some data that stands out above all the strong growth of the US market (+ 25%) resulted from the appreciation of the dollar, a tourist who has Barcelona as its main city of destination and as a base for cruises in the Mediterranean port. It also highlights the likely collapse of the Russian market, 34.2% less than in the same month last year, as well as the role that slowly acquiring the Asian markets.
The Japanese tourists and Chinese, but Taiwanese and Korean, whose extremely high costs in credit card and begin to compute from the top of the statistics shopping Barcelona Tourism form the new core markets from foreign tourists Emerging they are presenting the significant growth in relative terms. According to data from Frontur, in so far this year, Asian countries grew by 37.7%, 22.1% taking into account only the month of August. However, Britain and France continue to make themselves nearly 50% of tourists who visit in summer.
Despite its tourist leadership, Catalonia was the only autonomous region that has experienced a setback, namely 3% compared to last year’s figures. A fall can be attributed mainly to declines in major markets such as Russia, Italy and the UK. However, in cumulative terms, between January and August Catalunya, with 12.1 million tourists, it also ranks as the top destination for foreign tourists who have visited the state.
Overall, they visited Spain in August 9.2 million international tourists, 1.6% more than during the same month in 2014, sealing the best tourism History Month, and surpassing the record high reached in August last year . So far this year, Spain received more than 47.2 million foreign tourists, 4.1% more than in the same period in 2014, representing an increase of 1.8 million additional visitors.
Courtesy Car Service Barcelona airport