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Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The national tourism statistics agency Frontur and Spain’s office of national statistics INE released a data that Spain had more than 10 million tourists in July 2017, setting an all time record.
In August 2016, the footfall was 10.02 million and was traditionally considered as the busiest month for tourism in Spain.
This year had an increase of more than 10 percent as compared to July 2016. More than 2,318,788 from Great Britain visited Spain in July 2017 showing an increase of 7 per cent as considered to the same duration last year. British tourist contributes to 22 percent of all visitors to Spain.
Around 1,555,909 French citizens, the second largest group visited Spain in July and 1.5 million Germans holidayed in Spain holding the third position in the arrival figures.
The average tourist in Spain spent €1,132 in July 2017, that was more than 5 percent increase compared to 2016.
The number of visitors from Ireland, Russia and Switzerland also increased substantially.
A poll revealed that the residents of Barcelona were bothered about the number of tourists than unemployment.
Despite banning of hotels and levying heavy fines on online accommodation websites like the Airbnb and Homeaway, Spain still had a record number of total visitors.
More than 46 million tourists have visited Spain so far. In 2015 the total money spent by tourists in Spain was to €77 billion and it was a record.