The number of tourists visiting Spain has increased by 4%

September 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

Sure it doesn’t really seem like a big deal, but it’s a significant increase if you take into consideration the economic crisis. So, the Spanish tourism retains its attraction for foreigners.

The number of tourists visiting Spain grew by 4% in August, ” triple than expected, with about seven million visitors”, it was announced today by Miguel Sebastian, the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade .

The increase is the largest in August, the most important year for the industry, with the best levels since 2006, although the comparison is conditioned by the low levels reached in 2009, when it fell more than 8%.

The number of tourists visiting Spain is rising

The traditional tourist clients, the British, the French and the Italians, occupy the first places in the foreign tourists top. The list also draws attention to the 35% increase in tourists from the Netherlands, although in absolute terms represents only 4.4% of total with 1.6 million.On the opposite side, visitors from Germany fell by 0.6%. Their destinations were, once again, Baleares, Cataluña, helped by the fact that many tourists come through the border with France and the Canaries.

As the data accumulated in the first eight months of the year arrived in Spain more than 37 million international tourists, representing an increase of 0.4% over the same period last year but at the expense of moderating prices. In 2009, at this point, the cumulative decline was 10%.

source: elpais.es

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