In the first eleven months of 2016, our region received 5,320,453 international tourists, an increase of 12.57% with respect to the same period in the previous year. Spending by international tourists whose main destination was our region amounted to 511 million in the month of November, an increase of 12.67% with respect to the same month in 2015. Overall spending was 7.081 billion in the first eleven months of 2016.
In November, Madrid was the region with the highest average spend per tourist in Spain, at €1,138, compared to a national average of €1,023. As regards average daily spending per international tourist, the region continues to rank first in Spain with €211 spent per day in the month of November, compared to a national average of €138.
The main countries of origin of international tourists who travelled to Madrid in November were Italy, France and the United Kingdom, followed by the United States and Portugal.
In addition, November saw a total of 898,603 travellers stay at hotel establishments in the region, driving the overall figure for January to November 2016 above the 10 million tourist mark, with a grand total of 10,570,677 travellers.
Regarding the number of overnight stays in hotel establishments in Madrid in the month of November, total stays amounted to 1,673,478, with an average length of 1.86 days per stay.