Madrid, Spain (PRWEB) September 20, 2008
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.