Easter has been key for the arrival of international tourists to Spain, where it will be at 87% of the level that existed in 2019, prior to the coronavirus pandemic. The outlook is also very positive for the second quarter -until June-, with the level of employment reserves at 80% of the pre-covid period. Also, for summer is estimated a volume of flight reservations of 70-72%, exceeded by 200% more than in 2021.
The conflict of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has impacted in a way that limits the recovery of travel to Spain, falling 20% compared to the week before the invasion.
Now, according to the Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés, we must “be prudent”, since “the recovery will depend on the duration and intensity of the war and how it will affect the trips to the composition of their prices”. For the month of April, the Secretary of State for Tourism has indicated that 80% of the number of international tourists notified in the same month of 2019 will be recovered.
As for the favorite destinations, the Balearic Islands presents the most remarkable tourism, with an increase in advance reservations for the international arrival by Easter of 14% compared to 2019. Likewise, Valencia and the Canary Islands show a decrease of 3%, Andalusia 8% and the Region of Madrid 15%. As for tourist cities, Ibiza increases 34%, Palma de Mallorca 12% and Tenerife 7%. They are followed by Valencia, with a cut of 1% and Malaga, 4%.
As for the international market, the Nordic countries are on the podium of demand at Easter in Spain. From Denmark it increased by 44%, Sweden by 39% and, third, Colombia by 37%. They are followed by the two main issuing markets for Spain: Germany, with an increase in reserves of 26% and the United Kingdom, of 13%. Chile also stands out positively, with 8% more, and Mexico, with 1% more.