Spending by foreign tourists increases

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31 July 2007 , MADRID – Spending by foreign tourists visiting Spain last month rose to 5 billion euros for a 9.3 per cent increase over the same month in 2006, the Institute of Tourism Studies reported on Tuesday.

31 July 2007

MADRID – Spending by foreign tourists visiting Spain last month rose to 5 billion euros for a 9.3 per cent increase over the same month in 2006, the Institute of Tourism Studies reported on Tuesday.

At the same time, the average spend per tourist was up 4.2 per cent to 896 euros. But the average stay in Spain was only nine nights, a 2.3 per cent fall compared to June a year ago.

Foreign tourists spent a total of 21 billion euros in Spain between January and June of this year, or 3 per cent more than in 2006.

As in years past, the biggest spenders in Spain were visitors from the UK and Germany, followed by France, according to the institute’s report.

Tourism is one of Spain’s leading industries and a major source of foreign exchange. Spain is consistently ranked amongst the top three global tourism destinations, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

(Copyright EFE with Expatica)

                                            Subject: Spanish News 

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