Low-season tourism in November showed an increase in spending.


Foreign tourist spending in the Balearics was 14,476 million euros over the first eleven months of last year. This represented a 12.3% increase over 2016 and was fractionally below the average national increase of 12.9%. Foreign tourist spending for the country as a whole was 82,293 million euros.

In November, the Balearics registered the highest percentage increase in spending in the country. The actual expenditure, 176 million euros, was up by 24.2% compared with November 2016. This exceeded 21.4% and 14.7% rises in Madrid and the Canaries respectively. Average spending per tourist in November was 900 euros.

For Spain as a whole, the November spend was 4,638 million euros, an increase of just over ten per cent. Average spending per tourist was 1,054 euros.

As ever with these figures, which come from the Egatur survey by the National Statistics Institute, it needs reminding that only some of the spending is directly in the destination. A significant chunk of the figures represents the actual cost of a holiday.

Another point to make, as can be seen from the figures, is that spending in the Balearics in November was under four per cent of the national total, an indication of how much tourism drops off in the low season. In September, for example, the spending in the Balearics was 18.6%, the second highest percentage in the country behind Catalonia's 22.6%.


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Jason / Hace about 1 year

Well not in the resorts as it was already down in August thanks to the holiday rentals legistration


George / Hace about 1 year

10% added on top of the increased rate? So say a 3 star, 7 night stay for 2 people would cost 28e and then 2.8e on top, totalling 30.8e. Insult to injury. Don't think guests would be too impressed even if expecting the new rise to be asked to stump up a little ( or not so little, depending) more.


Daily Bulletin / Hace about 1 year

Correct. Per person.


MelB / Hace about 1 year

I think I’m right in saying that the tourist tax is per person and not a room rate. That will make a difference to jeff.cooper’s calculation.


keith / Hace about 1 year

Dont worry Jeff.Cooper its only pennies


Daily Bulletin / Hace about 1 year

One to three star accommodation, two euros; three star superior and four star, three euros; four star superior and five star, four euros. Holiday rentals, two euros. 50% reduction from the ninth day of the stay. Under-16s exempt. Add 10% VAT to the total.


jeff.cooper / Hace about 1 year

i know its slightly off the subject does anybody know what the holiday room tax is going to be this year between june-july