The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain rose 4.7 percent year-on-year to 5.65 million in March 2019, following a 3.8 percent gain in the previous month. Visitors came mostly from France (up 4.6 percent to 678 thousand), Italy (up 13.5 percent to 321 thousand), the US (up 18.4 percent to 245 thousand), Portugal (up 23.6 percent to 186 thousand) and Ireland (up 5.1 percent to 124 thousand). Canarias was the main destination (23.7 percent of total arrivals), followed by Cataluña (22.6 percent) and Andalucía (15.1 percent). Considering the first quarter of the year, the number of foreign tourist arrivals increased 3.7 percent over a year earlier to 14.22 million. Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4626.58 Thousand from 1995 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10493.44 Thousand in July of 2017 and a record low of 1397.41 Thousand in January of 1995.
Tourist Arrivals in Spain is expected to be 9150.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Spain to stand at 5890.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 6150.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.