Share of national trips by purpose of trip Spain 2019

This statistic presents the percentage distribution of trips taken by residents of Spanish households in 2019, broken down by main purpose of the trip. During that year, over half of the Spanish holidaymakers that spent their vacation within the Spanish borders did so for recreational purposes.

Percentage distribution of internal trips taken by residents in Spain in 2019, by purpose of trip

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Release date

March 2017



Survey time period


Special properties

residents in main family dwellings

Supplementary notes

The data correspond to estimates of the Tourism Survey of residents of the National Statistics Institute of Spain. Since February 2015, this continues the Statistics of tourist movements of the Spanish (Familitur) of the General Subdirectorate of Knowledge and Tourism Studies of Spain.

* Travel to places outside the usual residence environment, for any reason, that involve at least one overnight stay and a duration of less than one year.

** Shopping tourism, trips to the school, other trips for education and training, health, religious reasons, business incentive trips and other trips for personal reasons not included in the other categories.

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