SPANISH tourists spent a record €6.08 million over the first two months of the year, up 9.1% from the same period in 2013.
The UK and German markets accounted for a third of total spending by inbound tourists in the period, with respective increases of 12.2% and 9.7%.
February alone also recorded the highest inbound tourism income to date at €2.98 billion, up 8% from last year.
Andalucia posted the highest increase for February at 18.6%, taking its tourism income to €423 million.
The Nordic countries gave the biggest growth with a collective increased spend of 20.3% on last year.
The Canary Islands retained their position as the leading tourist destination in February, raking in €1.14 billion.
- What a mission! My six weeks at a language school in Sevilla - 23 May, 2015 @ 15:30
- Flamenco and the Alhambra as home-time is looming - 16 Apr, 2015 @ 15:05
- ‘Giving light’ and tile-painting in Triana - 10 Apr, 2015 @ 15:47
- Taking my mind off the end of Semana Santa - 6 Apr, 2015 @ 15:53
- Sinners in spiky hats - 2 Apr, 2015 @ 09:01
- The suspense is growing for Semana Santa - 29 Mar, 2015 @ 10:48
- A Mesquita and a mosquito - 23 Mar, 2015 @ 19:58
- Just the weather for a solar eclipse - 20 Mar, 2015 @ 18:51
- A Roman market and St Patrick’s Day in Sevilla - 18 Mar, 2015 @ 15:30
- The Spanish sorting hat of doom - 14 Mar, 2015 @ 11:05