Spain set to smash tourist numbers record

Image of the Boeing 737 with its nose in a lake at Montpellier Airport in France. Credit: [email protected]_Aero

Spain received 52.5 million tourists during the first eight months of the year, according to a report published by the National Statistics Institute. This translates into a 10.1 per cent increase when compared to figures for the same period last year. 

The bulk of the increase came from Britons, with an estimated 13 per cent more arriving this year from January through to August.

The country was visited by 10.1 million tourists during August, 5.8 per cent more than in the same month last year, according to the tourist movements survey (FRONTUR). 

These numbers are record breaking for Spain and put the country on course to smash the best ever figure of 68.1 million, achieved over the course of 2015.

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