Spanish tourism on the increase

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Spanish tourism on the increase

THE number of foreign visitors to Spain is on the increase.

The government said there were 52.6 million tourists in Spain in 2010, up from 52.5 million in 2009.

It’s the first increase since 2007 following a drop in 2008 when the recession hit.

Despite external factors, such as the volcanic ash cloud and the air traffic controllers strike, Spain has managed to sustain a strong tourist industry.

It also provided a larger than usual contribution to Spain’s GDP for the first time in ten years.

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  1. This tiny increase is NOT due to the fasctors mentioned, but due to the decrease in tourism to Spain’s competitors – they may be less expensive/day but WHO wants to risk going there as you may be: shot, held hostage, kidnapped/held for ransome, etc. all of which make a lousy “vacation”. Spain is very safe by comparison & cheap to travel to.

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