Residents in Spain have made 197.3 million trips in 2018, 1.9% more than in 2017, and spent almost 47,082 million euros, a figure 6.4% higher than the previous year, according to the Survey of Tourism of Residents (ETR / Familitur) elaborated by the National Institute of Statistics Printable Cds. 90.2% of the trips made by Spaniards last year had as their main destination Spain, compared to 9.8% of trips abroad. The trips with internal destination have accumulated 81% of the overnight stays and 65.8% of the total expense, with an average cost of 48 euros. On the contrary, trips abroad have accounted for 19% of overnight stays and 34.2% of total spending, with an average daily expenditure of 106 euros. As a whole, overnight stays corresponding to trips made by Spaniards in 2018 reached 801.6 million, a figure similar to that of 2017. The main reasons for traveling were leisure (51%), with an accumulated expense of 60% of the total, and visits to family and friends (35.6%). The average daily cost for leisure trips was 64 euros and the highest average was for business trips (116 euros).
In the fourth quarter of 2018, residents in Spain made 40.2 million trips, which is an increase of 0.5% over the same period of 2017, with an expenditure of 9,028 million euros, 5% more . 89.6% of the trips in this period had as main destination the national territory, 0.9% in annual rate. On the other hand, trips abroad, which represent 10.4% of the total, increased by 14.4%. In 62.1% of trips, residents opted for non-market accommodation. These have accumulated 60.7% of overnight stays and had a daily average cost of 30 euros, while the average expenditure of tourists who stayed in a hotel was 134 euros. In internal trips, spending on bars and restaurants represented the highest percentage of total spending (26.8%), followed by accommodation (24.5%) and transportation (22.9%). With regard to travel abroad, the most important item was transport (29.2%), followed by lodging expenses (20.3%) and tourist parks (18.8%).
By quarters, the highest average daily expenditure was recorded in the second and fourth quarters for internal trips (57 euros) and in the second quarter for trips abroad (132 euros). On the other hand, the lowest average expenses were in the third quarter (40 euros in internal trips and 90 euros in those made abroad). Andalusia (16.6%), Catalonia (12.8%) and the Printable Cds Community (9.9%) were the main destinations for travelers, while La Rioja (0.8%), Navarra (1.3%) ) and the Balearic Islands (1.8%) occupied the last places. The highest average daily expenses were in trips to the Balearic Islands (75 euros), Comunidad de Madrid (74) and Canarias (68). On the other hand, the lowest average values took place in Castilla-La Mancha (35 euros), Castilla y León and Extremadura (37).