Spain says it obtained 37.5 million worldwide vacationers within the first half of the 12 months
BARCEL0NA, Spain — Spain obtained 37.5 million worldwide vacationers within the first half of 2023, a 24% enhance from the identical interval final 12 months, the federal government introduced Wednesday.
The determine is decrease than for a similar interval in 2019, the 12 months earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic, when 38 million vacationers arrived. However officers say the numbers are an indication that worldwide tourism has rebounded strongly because the well being disaster.
Guests from Britain topped the vacationer record, totaling some 8 million, adopted by some 5 million vacationers from each France and Germany.
Spain is closely depending on tourism, which accounts for 12% of gross home product.
The northeastern area of Catalonia, together with Barcelona and the Costa Brava, was essentially the most visited space.