The Frontur and Egatur surveys published on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), reveal a minimal opening up of the market to international tourism in June following the complete shutdown of activity in April and May. The year-on-year comparative figures reflect the disastrous impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
During the first six months of 2020, the number of tourists visiting Spain decreased by 71.7% to reach 10.8 million. Their spending fell by 70.6% compared to the same period the previous year, to reach 11.8 billion euros. Overnight stays in hotel accommodation decreased by 98.3% and in rental homes by 97.9%. The number of tourists staying in the homes of family and friends decreased by 96.3% and those staying in owned properties declined by 94.2%.
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