Spanish tourism to recover 66% of 2019 levels in Q4, minister says

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MADRID, Nov 15 (Businesshala) – Spain’s international travel is likely to recover to about two-thirds of its pre-pandemic levels in the fourth quarter of this year, Tourism Minister Reyes Marotto said on Monday, sparking a post-summer revival in visits. will be suggested. Continuous.

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“Our forecast for the last quarter of the year is to recover 66% of all the international tourist flows we have in 2019, as you know it was a record year,” the minister said at an event in Madrid.

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Spain’s foreign travel has been gaining steam in recent months, with visitors increasing more than fourfold in September compared to the previous year, when COVID-19 restrictions decimated the industry.

Despite the positive momentum, the number of foreign visitors in the first nine months of this year was still below a third of the levels experienced in 2019, when more than 80 million tourists visited.

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Marotto said the resumption of travel between the EU and the United States would improve the number of foreign visitors.

It has said it expects tourism to fully regain those levels in 2022, from less than 20% in 2020.

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