- Spain has observed its worst tourism industry yield in decades
- Spain welcomed 84 million tourists in 2019
- Spain is currently aiming at bringing back the tourism sector on track by rapidly administering COVID-19 vaccine doses
THoD Newsdesk, Spain: As per reports, Spain has observed its worst tourism industry yield in decades as the number of foreign travellers last year, went down to 19 million due to the ongoing pandemic. According to data, Spain welcomed 84 million tourists in 2019, which made it one of the world’s top preferred travel spots. However, due to the COVID-19-induced lockdowns, the tallies dropped by 77%, which is also being tagged as the first negative growth for the Spanish tourism industry in more than 10 years.
Spain’s overall income was marked at just 20 billion euros in 2020, a 79% decline from the year before when the industry garnered 92 billion euros. Before the pandemic hit, the country’s 1.1 trillion-euro GDP blossomed with an 11% contribution from the tourism sector alone. However, the recent data suggests that the industry has suffered a major hit due to the pandemic, which resulted in the country receiving its lowest number of tourists since 1969.
Spain is currently aiming at bringing back the tourism sector on track by rapidly administering COVID-19 vaccine doses and as yet, the country has inoculated more than 1.6 million people. Spain is vaccinating at a speed of 3.6 persons per 100 people, which is the highest among its European counterparts.