British holidaymakers ‘staying longer and spending more’ in Spain

British holidaymakers are spending more and staying longer on trips to Spain, new official figures show.

They spent €2.2 billion in the first two months of 2024, an increase of 31.57% compared to the same months last year, according to data released by the Spanish Tourist Office.  

In total, inbound tourists to Spain spent €13.2 billion during the same period, an increase of 25.66% from 2023.

The average trip duration by holidaymakers from the UK in January and February was 8.2 days, a 7% increase from 2023.

Meanwhile, the average expenditure per trip was €1,260, up by more than 13% compared to the same period last year. 

The daily average expenditure per British holidaymaker was €153, a 5.67% increase from 2023.

Holidaymakers from the UK were the highest total spending demographic in Spain, followed by Germans at €1.5 billion.

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