Record summer: tourism income grows more than 10% compared to 2019 in all communities except Murcia

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The figures confirm expectations and it can be said that the tourism sector has experienced a record year, as confirmed by the figures from the tourism balance of He is exalted. All the Autonomous Communities have registered increases in income above 10% compared to 2019, with the exception of Murcia, while the Tourism GDP is expected to reach 183,076 million euros.

Thus, there is no doubt that the end of the summer period has left a good taste in the mouth of the Spanish tourism sector. From July to September, Companies in the Spanish tourism sector increased sales by 14.6% compared to the summer of 2019. This figure consolidates the perspectives announced by the employers He is exalted at the beginning of the season where records were predicted in various indicators.

According to data revealed this Tuesday, the country’s tourist activity will close the year with a nominal GDP of 183,076 million euroswhich is equivalent to an increase of 16.3% of what was accumulated in 2019. In the previous forecast, from last July, it was projected that such growth would only reach 13.6%, which represents a more than satisfactory result for the tourism industry.

If disaggregated by communities, Murcia is at the bottom of income growth with 8.9%, while Basque Country (27.4%), Galicia (27%) and Asturias (26.1%) -areas less exposed to heat waves- have been at the forefront of the increase in turnover.

For José Luis Zoreda, executive vice president of Exceltur, the good performance of tourism is due, among other things, to the concern of businessmen to give greater added value to the goods and services of the sector. “The determining factor is not raising or breaking the record, it is maintaining and improving average income and spending at the destination,” he says.

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