Brits lead uptick in Spanish visitor numbers

Brits lead uptick in Spanish visitor numbers

In May 2013, Spain welcomed 5.8 million international tourists, representing a 7.4 per cent year on year increase.

For the same period, the UK saw a 9.3 per cent yearly increase in visitors to Spain and accounted for well over a quarter of all international visitors.

Between January and May 2013, Spain has welcomed in excess of 19.8 million international visitors representing a cumulative rise of 3.9 per cent year on year.

The Balearic Islands were the main destination of choice for Brits, welcoming almost one in three of all British visitors and registering a 10.8 per cent rise in British visitors compared to the previous year.

For the same period, Germany was the second strongest market, capturing 17.3 per cent of all international visitors to Spain and registering a 13.2 per cent increase compared to May 2012.

France was the third strongest source market representing 14 per cent of all international visitors and seeing a 5.9 per cent year on year rise in French visitors to Spain.