Spain’s tourism industry has clocked up a new record. Funcas estimates that by year-end 81.5 million tourists will have visited the country, up 8.2% on 2016. Tourist spending will be around 87 billion euros, up 12% from a year earlier.
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CaixaBank Research | Spain’s tourist sector is on course for another record-breaking year, with close to 50 million international visitors arriving on its shores in the first seven months of 2017, an 11.3% rise on 2016 and 49.4% higher than in 2010.
Spain is well on track for another record tourism year after welcoming 36.3 million tourists in the first half of 2017, a 11.6% increase from a year earlier, according to the Tourist Movement on Borders (Frontur) survey, released by the National Statistics Institute.
As the Easter week holiday kicks off, the positive outlook for Spain’s tourism and hotel sector augurs yet another record-beating season. During this week, the occupancy rate in some tourism areas in Andalucia will be almost 100%, while on the islands nearly 90% occupancy is predicted.