The International Tourism in Spain Goes on Increasing

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According to FRONTUR (institution of international tourism in Spain), the tourism in Spain has increased with a 3 % since last year. Spain received a total of 7,7 million tourists only in August, and in total 41,5 million since January.

The most visited place was Catalunya with 2,2 million tourists in August. The hotel bookings barcelona increased with 3% since 2007 (source: IMS). The French and British tourists increased with a 4,5% and 10,6 % respectively.

In the first 8 months, Catalunya has received a total of 10,9 million tourists (a 26,3% of the total number of tourists in Spain), a 1,5% more than the last year.

(source: FRONTUR: http://www.iet.tourspain.es/)

One of the most visited places in Catalunya was the popular Platja d Aro. The hotel platja d aro has been full during the whole month of August.

The Balearic Islands was the second most popular destiny with 1,7 million tourists (22,4% of the total) in August. Since January The Balearic Islands has received 7,5 million tourists.

In third place came Andalusia with 1,1 million tourists in August (14,9% of the total). This autonomous community has experienced an increase of 12% in international tourism since 2006. The market of French and British tourists increased with a 12,4% and 8,5% respectively, but the German tourists increased as well with a 20,3% since last year.

The most popular destiny for business trips were Madrid with 7 million tourists since January. hotel bookings madrid was a very popular search for especially business trips.

The north coast, like Santander and Bilbao, received as usually mostly Spanish tourism, although the coasts are the most beautiful in Spain.

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