What percentage of tourists to Spain are British?

The leading source markets of Spanish beach tourism are the UK (around 24% of the total arrivals in Spain in recent years), Germany and France (around 15-16% each), followed by Scandinavia and Italy (around 7% each) and the Netherlands (around 5%).

Which nationality visits Spain most?

In 2020, the European country with the highest number of residents visiting Spain was France. In total, roughly 3.9 million French residents traveled to the neighboring country. Comparatively, nearly 3.2 million tourists from the United Kingdom also made their way to Spain in that year.

How many British tourists visit Spain each year?

British tourists in Spain 2010-2020

In 2020, the number of residents from the United Kingdom visiting Spain decreased from 18.01 million to some 3.2 million due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The United Kingdom is one of the leading source markets for tourism in Spain.

How many British visit Spain?

What are the UK’s top travel destinations? Spain tops the list, with 18.13 million visitors from the UK in 2019. France is second, with 10.35 million.

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How many British residents are in Spain?

The also coastal Andalusia ranked first, with around 81.6 thousand British residents making this southern area their homes in 2020.

Number of people from the United Kingdom residing in Spain in 2020, by autonomous community.

Characteristic Number of residents

Why is Spain so popular with British tourists?

Spain became a favourite destination with British tourists around 20 years ago and has maintained its position since then. The Mediterranean hotspot became a top choice for Britons due to its gorgeous beach resorts. Britons have recently been controversially blamed for a rise in Covid cases in the resort of Benidorm.

Which country is the No 1 tourist destination?

France is the world’s number one destination for international tourists, the most recent figures from the UNWTO show. Almost 90 million people visited the country in 2018. Spain isn’t far behind, with over 82 million visitors. The United States, China and Italy complete the top five.

What percentage of Brits go abroad?

Using modelling to extrapolate from past trends, 60% of UK residents’ visits abroad were for holidays. There were 14.2 million holiday visits abroad in 2020, a 76% decrease on the previous year (Figure 4). Visiting friends or relatives overseas decreased from 23.5 million in 2019 to 6.9 million visits in 2020.

How many countries has the average British person visited?

A YouGov survey on behalf of London City Airport has found that the average Briton has visited 9.58 countries* – up from 7 countries when a similar survey was carried out in 2013.

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How many Brit holidays are there in the UK?

Over 50 million domestic holiday trips involving at least one overnight stay are taken in Britain each year, with figures crossing the 60 million mark in 2019.

Average number of holidays abroad per person in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2011 and 2019.

Characteristic Number of holidays

Where do Brits go on holiday in Spain?

Tenerife is by far the most ‘British’ of the Canaries, followed by Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.

How many visitors go to Spain?

During the period, Spain welcomed 19.7 million tourists, an increase of 17.2 percent over the figures for same period in 2020, the National Statistics Institute (INE) calculated.

Can Brits live in Spain after Brexit?

Can Brits still retire to Spain? The answer is simple: yes. It is still possible to retire to Spain after Brexit, even though the path has now changed (things are not that simple now that Brits are subject to the same immigration rules as non-EU citizens).

Where are most Brits in Spain?

Alicante. The heart of Spain’s Costa Blanca, Alicante is popular with both British tourists and expats. Alicante has the highest percentage of foreign residents in Spain, so newcomers will quickly be welcomed into a large expat community.