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Spain Tourism Breaks Record

Spain Tourism Breaks RecordSpain Tourism Breaks Record

Spain continues to break tourism records, with the number of visitors up 12% in the first six months of the year. The country has broken its own tourist records each year for the past four years, as economic and security concerns elsewhere lure visitors away from rival Mediterranean destinations, Travel Weekly news website reported.

The National Statistics Institute said 36.3 million tourists arrived between January and June. Most (8.6 million) came from Britain, marking an increase of 9.1% over the same period of last year. German visitors were in second place, up 10% at 5.5 million. The government said 75.3 million tourists arrived in Spain in 2016. Tourism represents 11% of Spain’s $1.4 billion gross domestic product.

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