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Expenses of foreign tourists in Spain reached 15 billion euro

Expenses of foreign tourists in Spain reached 15 billion euroFrom January to April of this year foreign tourists spent 14,8 billion euro in Spain. It for 11,2 % more than for the same period of 2013. Such data were received during work carried out by the Main thing management of tourist researches of Spain.

Germany, Great Britain and the countries of Scandinavia became the main markets promoting this growth. For this period average expenses of tourists in day increased. Average duration of stay of foreign tourists as increased till 8,7 nights.

For the first four months 2014 Spain was visited by over 15 million foreign tourists. These data say that the new tourist season of Spain becomes the best, for the last 6 years, after the crisis beginning.

Great Britain with 2,58 billion euro expenses in Spain and growth of 12,8 %, and also Germany, with 2,53 billion euro and growth in 14,9 % became the largest markets on expenses. Tourists from France spent 1,42 billion euro. While Italians showed the highest growth of expenses by 17,1 %, having reached 591 million euros.

Canary Islands remain leaders among the Spanish regions according to the income of foreign tourists. Islands earned about 4,65 billion euro that for 17 % above indicators of last year. In Catalonia foreigners spent over 3,1 billion euro. In Andalusia these indicators made 2,28 billion euro with growth in 10 %.

Tourists from Russia not strongly lag behind Europeans. Round to Spain from Moscow remains the most popular product in the Russian tourist market. According to data of service of booking of Oktogo, Spain heads the list of the most popular directions at Russian tourists. On the Canary Islands Russians will see off, on the average 13 days, in resorts of continental Spain – on the average 9 days.