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.