THE Balearic Islands was the number-one destination for foreign visitors in July, new statistics show.

Some 34% of overnight hotel stays last month were in Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca, the Institute for National Statistics (INE) revealed, with occupancy rates at 90.7%.

BALEARIC BEAT: Islands number one with foreign travellers

Catalunya was next on the list, with 21% of tourists booking a hotel in the region.

In Calvia, bed occupancy rates stood at over 92%, with Mallorca overall just below 92%, the highest in Spain.

In total, 43.6 million overnight stays were booked in Spanish hotel rooms in July, up 1.6% on the same month last year.

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