Spain smashes tourist record for August

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Spain smashes tourist record for August

7.64 million foreign tourists visited Spain in August this year, a record breaking number for the country.

According to reports from FRONTUR, last month saw a 9.4% rise in the number of tourists from 2010, indicating a new monthly high for the booming Spanish tourism industry and also meaning good news for those renting out property in the country, who are seeing continued growth in interest, despite reports that France has replaced Spain in Brits affections.

Since the beginning of 2011, 40 million tourists have visited Spain, a 7.8% increase in the same period last year. The huge surge in numbers has made this the fourth best year in the history of Spanish tourism. Catalonia was the largest recipient of foreign tourists receiving 1.9 million visitors in August, while the Balearic Islands followed closely behind with 1.8 million.

Ignacio Osle, Sales & Marketing Manager of Taylor Wimpey España, comments, "Despite difficult economic conditions across mainland Europe, Spain is one of the most resilient holiday destinations, remaining popular with foreigners whatever the market conditions. Recently, the IMF stated that Spain will be the only country that will experience higher levels of growth next year compared to its European counterparts of France, Italy and Greece."

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