The tourism registered the best january in history
Spain in January exceeded the historical maximum of the same month in 2014, with 3.2 million foreign tourists, 3.6 percent more than a year earlier, according to the survey of tourist movements at border ((Frontur). United Kingdom and Germany improved their figures compared with a year earlier, while France and the Nordic countries worsened them. In the case of the Russian market drop was 17.4%.
Italy was, in absolute terms, the issuer market provided more additional tourists to January 2014, about 36,000 visitors. In addition, this country and the United States were who recorded the highest rise year on year, 25.1% and 20.4%, respectively, according to the survey which elaborates the General Sub-Directorate of knowledge and tourist studies s of the Ministry of industry, energy and tourism.
All regions showed increases, except the Community of Madrid, which remained stable. Canary Islands, living their high season in winter, was the first, followed by Catalonia and Andalusia. The steepest increases corresponded to Balearic Islands (20.9%) and the Andalusian region (11.6%).
United Kingdom, the main market, registered a rise of 4.9%, with 579.297 visitors, which accounted for 18.3% of the total. France, which contributed 15.1% of the total, but recorded a fall of 3.1% in the number of arrivals followed.
Germany, the third biggest market, increased by 3.3 percent in the first month of 2015, picking up 14.5% of the total, an increase that had repercussions in the two archipelagos, Balearic and Canary, but receded in other destinations. Nordic countries decreased 6.5% your tickets, up to 351.522 visitors, continuing the negative path initiated in September.
Of the rest of the markets include Asian countries soaring (32.3%). Conversely, the number of entries of Russian tourists fell by 17.4%, until visitors 46.181.
Transportation and accommodation
Airport was the main path of the tourists, with a weight of 81.9% and an increase of 3.5%. Almost 2.6 million visitors came to Spain by plane, while that road transport by 3.7%, soared to 518.044 international tourists.
Hotel establishments were the most demanded, with a weight of 62% and an increase of 4.9%, with 1.96 million tourists lodged, while no hotel accommodation was home to 1.2 million, up 1.5%.
72.5% of travelers do not hired a tourist package collective that has been increased by 5% over the same month of the previous year, to 2.29 million international visitors. The tourists that the contrararon recovered a 27.5%, up to 872.079 tourists.