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  • The number of foreign tourists visiting Spain fell 90% year on year in November, according to official data showing the devastating effects new travel restrictions has had for one of the bigger tourism destinations in Europe.

  • According to figures from the National Statistics Institute, Spain saw some 19 million international tourists over the 1st 11 months of the year, around 78% fewer than in the same period of 2019.

  • It also follows news that the number of Spaniards registered as jobless jumped towards four million in December, closing the year at a more than four year high.

  • Joaquin Perez Ray, the secretary of state for employment, is describing the data is bad but also full of anomalies.

  • He said that it should return during 2021 to quote numbers similar to what we had before the pandemic provided the global health crisis did not worsen.

  • Perez Ray estimated that the unemployment rate stood below 16% at the end of last year.

The number of foreign tourists visiting Spain fell 90% year on year in November, according to official data showing the devastating effects new travel restrictions has had for one of the bigger tourism destinations in Europe.

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Foreign tourism to Spain plunged 90% in November

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/07
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