Sports Tourism in Spain witnesses 10% growth in 2018
Sports-related tourism in Spain has generated 2.44 billion Euros in 2018, 10% up from 2017, according to the figures released by the Annual of Sports-Related Statistics by the Ministry of Culture and Sport.
Sports tourism in Spain has established its position as one of the economic drivers. According to the figures, tourists residing in Spain spent 1.03 billion Euros on sport-related trips, compared with 957 million in 2017. Sports tourists from abroad spent 1.41 billion Euros, compared with 1.26 billion the previous year.
In terms of the number of movements, 4.1% of all trips made for leisure, recreational or holiday purposes by residents in Spain were chiefly motivated by sport. Arrivals of foreign visitors amounted to 1.5 million, 2% of all sports trips made.