Tourism continues to be the engine of the Spanish economy and exceeds all records achieved in the last year, so the official statistics says that in January and February 2014 Spain was visited by 6.2 million foreign tourists, among them predominate the British citizens. This result indicates an increase in the number of tourists by 11.8 % compared with last year. Only in February 2014 Spain was chosen for your holiday by 3.1 million of foreign tourists, which was 11.2% higher than a year earlier.
In addition, Spain was visited by 15.6% more of the French people in the first two months of 2014. These data have been published by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain this week.
British citizens remain loyal and continue to visit Spain Iberian Peninsula country in large numbers, as evidenced by the official data During the first two months of 2014 to 1.18 million people from this country visited Spain, which is 10.4 % more than during the same period last year. At the same time, the most significant increase was registered tourists from neighboring France, namely 995.207 people , 15.6 % more than in 2013.
Germany remains the third most important market for visiting Spain. During January and February 2014 a number of 940.117 Germans have visited Spain, an increase of 11 % when compared with last year. Almost as much, at 9.9% , also increased the number of foreign tourists from Northern Europe to Spain.
Of all the diverse tourist offer, existing in Spain , foreign tourists continue to choose the Canary Islands as the main direction of his trips. In particular, in early 2014 , the Spanish archipelago visited by 32.4 % of the total number of tourists , 12.4% more than last year. After the Canary Islands is the autonomy Catalonia, with a 25% share of the total number of tourists , and with an increase of 13,3%. Closes the three leaders Andalusia, with 11, 4 % of the total number of travelers , and a significant increase of 16,4 %, compared with the statistics of 2013.