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82.8m Tourists Came to Spain in 2018

Spain received a massive 82.8 million tourists in 2018

Despite some commentators suggesting Spain was suffering from a drop in tourist numbers, 2018 ended up beating the previous year. Throughout the year, 82.8 million tourists came to Spain for their holidays, according to data from the INE. This is a 1.1% increase over 2017 and shows that Spain is still a number one tourist Continue Reading

Málaga Airport Had Busiest Year Ever in 2018

Málaga Airport handled over 19m passengers in 2018

In terms of passenger numbers, 2018 was the busiest year in the history of Málaga Costa del Sol Airport. This is according to figures released by airport operator, AENA. Beating 2017’s record, which fell slightly short of 19 million passengers, growth in both the domestic and international sectors brought 19,021,704 passengers through the airport. This Continue Reading

Passenger Growth in November at Málaga Airport

Passenger Growth in November at Málaga Airport

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport handled just over one million passengers in November, an increase of 8% when compared to the same month last year. The number of flights also increased, by 8.9%, to reach a little over nine thousand operations. The bulk of November’s passengers moved on commercial flights, the vast majority (933,679) flying internationally. Continue Reading

Almost 9m Tourists Visited in September

15 million Brits have visited Spain this year

Spain received almost 9 million international tourists in September, a slight increase of 0.9% when compared to the same month in 2017. The UK was once again the main emitting country, with more than 2.1 million Brits heading this way. This represents 23.6% of the total, while being 3.1% fewer than visited in September 2017. Continue Reading

Spain Topped 10 Million Visitors in August

Spain Topped 10 Million Visitors in August

Spain received 10.2 million international tourists in August, 1.9% less than in the same month of 2017. While they were here, August’s visitors spent 11,539 million euros, representing an increase of 1.8% over the same month last year. The UK was the main emitting country, with more than 2.2 million heading here for their summer Continue Reading

Passenger Numbers Break Records at Málaga Airport

Passenger Numbers Break Records at Málaga Airport

Over the first eight months of this year, Malaga Airport has handled a massive 13 million passengers. This represents an increase of 1.3% when compared to the same period last year. The increase was driven largely by significant growth in domestic traffic which recorded double-digit growth. The number of flights also increased with 2% more Continue Reading

Spain Received 10 Million Tourists in July

Spanish streets were filled in July

Despite a handful of scaremongering articles suggesting Spain’s tourism market is under threat, Spain dealt with 10 million international tourists in July, 4.9% less than in the same month last year, according to data from the INE. This is not a huge drop and is easily explained. For a few years, following terror attacks, Turkey, Continue Reading

July Saw Busiest Day Ever at Malaga Airport

July 28th was the airports busiest day ever

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport has handled 2.1% more passengers and 2.8% more flights between January and July this year than it did in the same period last year. Specifically, in the first seven months of the year, the airport has seen over 10.8 million passengers distributed across more than 80,000 flights. The bulk of the Continue Reading

8.5m Tourists Visited Spain in June

2.2 million Brits visited Spain in June

Despite the late start to the warm weather, Spain still managed to attract 8.5 million international tourists in June. This represents an increase of 1.2% when compared to the same month of 2017, according to data from the INE. The UK was once again the main country of residence for the visitors, with almost 2.2 Continue Reading

Eight Million Tourists Chose Spain in May

May saw a 1% annual increase in international visitors

Spain received 8.1 million international tourists in May, 1% more than in the same month of 2017, according to figures from the INE. The UK was the main country of residence for almost 2 million of those visitors, representing 24.6% of the total, but falling by 3.9%, when compared to May last year. Germany and Continue Reading