The Community of Madrid makes up one of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities. Despite being home to the country’s capital city Madrid, in terms of inbound tourism the community of Madrid ranked as one of the least visited regions of Spain by international travelers in 2016. International tourists tended to visit destinations in Catalonia, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, all popular areas for vacation and holiday travel.
Travel spending in the Community of Madrid however was higher on average than in other regions, including Catalonia, the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands. Total international tourism expenditure in the region valued around 7.6 million euros in 2016, reflecting the recent rise in the number of arrivals. According to other data on tourist arrivals in Spain, the average length of stay for international visitors to the region is around a week.