US News Spain. International tourism plunges under the effect of restrictions linked to Covid-19

15:30  03 december  2020
15:30  03 december  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Foreign tourists have become scarce in the month of October in Spain after a summer that did not allow the tourist economy to catch up with what was lost in the spring.

The number of foreign tourists in Spain fell 87% year-on-year in October, due to new restrictions imposed in Europe to curb the spread of the coronavirus , according to official statistics released Wednesday, December 2.

The implementation of these new measures is a further blow to the Spanish tourism industry, which ultimately did not benefit from a resumption of activities this summer.

Catalonia ahead of the islands

In the first ten months of the year, 17.9 million foreign tourists came to Spain, i.e. nearly 76% less than over the same period in 2019, specifies the National Institute of the statistics.

It is the region of Catalonia that has attracted the most visitors since the start of 2020, while the number of tourists in the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands has fallen by 68% and 87% respectively.

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