Spain breaks summer tourism record with British tourists dominating figures

September alone saw two million Brits visit Spanish shores

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Tourists crowd Palma de Mallorca's Arenal beach on the Spanish Balearic island of MallorcaSPAIN has broken its record for the amount of visiting foreigners in the summer period.

Tourism numbers were up 10.2% year on year in September, hitting 7.9 million people.

Combined with July and August, the total figure for international visitors rose from 25.2 million to 27.6 million.

The figures show that Brexit and a weaker pound have yet to spell an end for Britons’ love affair with Spain.

September alone saw two million Brits visit Spanish shores, 12.8% more than last year.

Out of the staggering 60.3 million people who visited Spain in the nine months up to September, Brits make up a lion’s share with 14.4 million.

Tourism authorities predict that by the end of the year, some 74 million tourists will have visited Spain, the equivalent of the entire UK population.



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