Madrid - Spain has broken yet another tourism record after
receiving 54.4 million international visitors up until September of this year,
according to a new survey released by the Industry, Energy and Tourism
The new figure is 3.8% higher than
calculations taken at the end of September 2014 for the same nine-month period.
Last month, Spain broke its all-time
record for the number of foreign tourist arrivals up to August when it
registered 47.2 million visits – a 4.1% rise from the first eight months of
The latest figures from the ministry’s
Tourism Border Movements Survey (Frontur) show that once again most visitors
came from Britain, Germany and France – which together make up more than half
of all tourists entering the country.
In all, Spain received two million more
tourists than in 2014 over the same nine-month period, Frontur said.
The Madrid region showed the biggest
improvement in the survey with an 11% increase in visitors.
Catalonia remains the preferred
destination of most foreign tourists with almost 14 million arrivals – 3.2%
more than last year.
The Balearics ranks second with more
than 10 million foreigners landing on the islands – a 2.5% rise from 2014.