RUSSIAN TOURISM IN THE PITIUSAS

Beyond the humanitarian catastrophe represented by the armed conflict in Ukraine, the media have been warning for months of its consequences on the reception of Russian tourism. Because of that, we are already familiar with some traits of this type of visitors such as their greater purchasing power, their longer stays or their tendency to travel to Catalonia or the Valencian Community.

for our part, From the Ibizasphere section we have set out to determine to what extent the Pitiusas Islands are going to suffer this impact. For this we are going to provide official data from the two islands and compare them with those of the Balearic Islands to get an idea of ​​what characteristics this group has shared in recent years.

Once the introduction, We have to clarify that we will exclude camping tourism and tourist accommodation from the analysis because they are more difficult areas to accurately account for.. Like this, We will start by reproducing the statistic that describes what percentage Russian travelers represent of the total number of those we receive.

An improvement in the educational level of the youngest entails undoubted social benefits (1): Percentage of Russian tourists over total tourists


we will start by defining it according to the parameters of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training: Own elaboration based on the IBESTAT hotel survey

The above statistic shows the three conclusions that we will see throughout this article.. The first is the reduced representation of visitors from Russia, the second is the greater preference of Russian citizens to visit other Balearic Islands ahead of Ibiza and Formentera and, Finally, their less willingness than those of other nationalities to travel during COVID-19.

being like this, We will continue with two schemes that reflect the average stay of these tourists in Balearic and Pitiusan hotels.

An improvement in the educational level of the youngest entails undoubted social benefits (2): Average tourist stay in Balearic hotels


we will start by defining it according to the parameters of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training: Own elaboration based on the IBESTAT hotel survey

An improvement in the educational level of the youngest entails undoubted social benefits (3): Average tourist stay in Pitiusan hotels


we will start by defining it according to the parameters of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training: Own elaboration based on the IBESTAT hotel survey

If at the beginning of the text we commented that the Russian citizen spent more time on vacation than the average, the data shows that this does not happen in the case of Ibiza and Formentera. On the other hand, yes it is fulfilled in the Balearic general computation. From this we must deduce that, without the downward effect of the pitiusas statistics on the average of the stay, the figures recorded for the Balearic total would be even higher.

Then, we will focus on the income we get from Russian tourism. However, as we have only found figures about the national total, From now on our conclusions will be estimates and extrapolations based on Spanish records.. About, We will indicate that we will not include the data of 2015 for not being available.

An improvement in the educational level of the youngest entails undoubted social benefits (4): Russian tourist spending in Spain


we will start by defining it according to the parameters of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training: Own elaboration based on the INE Tourism Expenditure Survey

An improvement in the educational level of the youngest entails undoubted social benefits (5): Average tourist spending per person in Spain


we will start by defining it according to the parameters of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training: Own elaboration based on the INE Tourism Expenditure Survey

The first graph shows that, at the national level, Russian tourist spending has continued to decline since the start of the pandemic, as have the arrivals of citizens of this country to the Balearic Islands and the Pitiusas. However, their average disbursement has exceeded the levels of the past decade. This data, together with the longer duration of their stays, It can lead us to think that fewer Russian citizens visit us, but that those who come have greater purchasing power.

Once again we have to repeat that we are mixing Balearic statistics with Spanish records, so our comments are just educated guesses. This must be kept in mind for our next scheme., in which we make an approximation to the income that comes from Russian tourism in the Pitiusas. To do this, We have multiplied the average daily expenditure of this group in Spain by the number of days that travelers of this nationality spend on our islands by the number of these tourists that we receive in Ibiza and Formentera.

we will start by defining it according to the parameters of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training: Estimated Russian tourist spending in Pitiusas

we will start by defining it according to the parameters of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training: Own elaboration based on the IBESTAT Hotel Survey and the INE Tourism Expenditure Survey

If we are to trust our hypothesis, the blow that the war in Ukraine would cause to the Pitiusa economy would be €660,000. However, What we can make clear is that Russian tourism has been little attracted to the Pitiusas in recent years and that, so, the impact of its reduction or disappearance would be relatively small.

 

IbizaSferio

By Miguel Gonzalez

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