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Instituto Nacional de Estadística

Monthly statistics on the number of visitors to Spain who are not resident in the country (tourists and day-trippers) covering the main characteristics of their journeys (how they entered the country, main destination, country of residence, reason for the journey, and organisation type).

INFORMATION:

The high alert period for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19 suppressed the flow of international visitors to Spain for tourist reasons in April and May 2020. For thus, there were not visitor’s entry during these months. For this reason, when calculating inter-annual variation rates for April and May 2021, -100% appears.

Definitions

  • Visitor:

    A person who travels to a main destination outside their usual environment, for less than a year, for any main purpose other than to be employed by a resident entity in the country or place visited. A visitor can be a tourist or a same-day visitor (or day-tripper).

  • Tourist:

    A person travelling for pleasure or business, with at least one overnight stay. Tourism defines all trips made by a visitor to a main destination outside of their place of usual residence, which involve at least one overnight stay, for a duration of less than a year, provided that the main reason, including business, leisure or other personal reasons, is other than employment at a business established in the place visited.

  • Same-day visitor:

    A same-day visitor (or day-tripper, or excursionist) is a person making an excursion. An excursion is considered a trip without an overnight stay made outside of the visitor’s place of usual residence and starting from the visitor’s place of usual residence.

  • Commercial / non-market accommodation:

    Commercial accommodation involves a payment to use the service, whereas non-market accommodation is unpaid.

  • Accommodation ‘Not applicable’:

    This text appears when ‘same-day visitor’ is selected as the visitor type variable; as explained under the definition of same-day visitor, this type of visitor does not stay overnight in any type of accommodation.

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