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Under two million foreign tourists in 2020.

04-02-2021Efe

In 2020, the Balearics received 1.72 million foreign tourists. The decline was 87.4%, there having been 13.6 million in 2019. The number of tourists last year was comparable with that of the late 1960s.

Figures from the National Statistics Institute's Egatur survey show that foreign tourist spending was down 87.6% - from 14,843 million euros in 2019 to 1,837 million. Average spending per tourist was down by 1.7% to 1,067 euros.

The 1.72 million foreign tourists in the Balearics placed the region fifth. Catalonia had 3.88 million, the Canaries 3.79 million, Andalusia 2.7 million and Valencia 2.55 million.

In normal years, the Balearics rank second behind Catalonia in terms of the numbers of foreign tourists. That the Balearics fell to fifth is an indicator of the fact the pandemic affected the islands more than any of the other main tourist regions of Spain.

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Majorca fan / Hace 6 months

I have just a read Jet2 have cancelled all holidays before last week in March. They plan to advise for April and after closer to that time. The Covid situation is still highly volatile. The European Union vaccine roll out continues at a stroll. Even in the U.K. the forecast for beginning normality is end of may realistically.

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