Those affiliated with tourism activities accounted for 13.4% of the total number of affiliates in the national economy.
Social Security affiliates linked to tourism activities increased in June by 5.6% compared to the same month of the previous year to 2,765,865. This is the best June in the historical series, according to Turespaña data. Tourism employment now accounts for 13.4% of the total number of employees in the national economy.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Héctor Gómez, described the figures as “extraordinary, in line with the magnificent performance of tourism employment throughout the year”. For the Minister of Tourism, “the affiliation figures confirm our good forecasts for 2023, the year of the full recovery of tourism in Spain”.
Growth in all branches
The increase in absolute terms was 146,184 new registered workers compared to the same month of the previous year. This is a growth that affects all branches of activity. While in the hotel and catering sector, there were 90,847 new registrations, in travel agencies and tour operators there were 5,936. The rest of the tourism activities also recorded a rise of 49,401 workers.
In June the number of employees in the tourism sector, which represents 81.9 % of the total number of affiliated workers in the tourism sector, increased by 6.8 % compared to the same month of the previous year. Self-employment in tourism, which represents 18.1 % of the total number of affiliated workers, increased by 0.5 %.
Increases in all regions
In June 2023, employment in the hotel and catering trade and travel agencies/tour operators as a whole increased in all Autonomous Communities. In absolute figures, the largest increases were in Andalusia, Catalonia, the Community of Madrid, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. In relative terms, the year-on-year increase in the Canary Islands (7 %) stands out.