It seems like the good times will continue in 2018 for Spain’s tourism sector. Over 82 million visitors were estimated to have visited the country in 2017 according to the tourism industry.
Spain was already reaching record highs of tourism in 2016 and then 2017 grew by 4.4% both in international visitors and overall tourist spending. This year Exceltur is expecting a further increase in 3.3%.
The impact of the Catalan crisis on tourism has had estimated effect of €319 million. Growth for 2018 is expected to be around the range of 2.8% should the crisis continue.
Spain Keeps Breaking Its’ Own Records
Spain still had a record year with a leap of 8.9% from 2016. Tourist spend also increased approximately...