Catalonia received 3.9 million of foreign tourists in the first quarter of this year , which is 10.4 % more than during the same period in 2013 , according to official information of the Agency for Tourism of Catalonia. Thus, 25.6 % of tourists visiting Spain have chosen Catalonia for his stay in the country. Catalonia is the second autonomous community of Spain in popularity among foreign tourists, after the Canary Islands. Overall, in the first quarter of 2014, 15.300.000 foreign tourists visited Spain in the period from January to April 2014, 9.2 % more than last year.
To be entirely accurate, the Catalonia hosted 3,929,163 million foreign tourists in the first four months of this year, that is by 10.4 % more than during the same period in 2013 , according to the survey of tourist traffic of border crossing of Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain .
Thus, Catalonia is in the honorable second place for preferences of foreign tourists in Spain, with 25.6 % of the total arrivals , overcome only by the Canary Islands , with 4,077,759 arrivals of foreign tourists .
In April 2014, 1,381,414 foreign tourists visited Spain , which is 11.6 % more than in April 2013 , and this month Catalonia became the first autonomous community in the total amount of received foreign tourists.
Especially worth noting the high increase in the number of tourists in Catalonia from Italy , followed by French, Germans and Belgians .
In the rest of the country was also recorded growth in the number of foreign tourists , which is optimistic factor for the whole of the Spanish economy . 15.300.000 foreign tourists from January to April visited Spain, which accounted for 9.2% , compared to the same period in 2013. Thus, was made a new record for international tourist arrivals in the country of the Iberian Peninsula.
In April alone, 5.2 million foreigners visited Spain , which is 13.2 % more than the same period last year. The main source of foreign tourists in Spain is still the United Kingdom ( 3.1 million visitors) , Germany and France , and also a marked increase was recorded in the case of Belgian citizens, by 27.9% .
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