Spain receives 6.2m tourists in January and February

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Spain received 6.2 million overseas visitors in the first two months of this year, an increase of 3.9 percent over the same period a year earlier

26 March 2008

MADRID - Spain received 6.2 million overseas visitors in the first two months of this year, an increase of 3.9 percent over the same period a year earlier, according to figures released yesterday by the Industry, Tourism and Trade Ministry. In February alone, arrivals were up 6.4 percent at 3.3 million.

The Canary Islands was the most popular destination in the two months, accounting for 1.7 million visitors, an increase of 6.8 percent. Catalonia was next with 1.4 million arrivals.

Britain was Spain's biggest market, with 1.6 million arrivals in the two months, followed by Germany.

[Copyright El Pais 2008]

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