Tourist Numbers to Spain for June Are More Than 10% Up on Last Year

International tourism, fuelled by British visitors, is continuing to be buoyant in Spain, with June’s figures showing a rise of over 11 percent compared to the same month last year.

Eight point four million foreign tourists chose Spain in June, with the British market accounting for almost 26 percent of the figure, a four percent rise on the previous year, as the statistics continue to “rubbish” the so-called Brexit effect predictions of UK visitors staying away due to lower exchange rates.

Up to the end of June, nearly 36 and a half million people had visited Spain this year, which shows a hike of over 11 percent on the same six months in 2016.

The figures are even more dramatic for the Valencia region, including the Costa Blanca, with 874 thousand foreign visitors coming to the area in June, an increase of almost 20 percent compared to June 2016. Over a third of visitors this year to the region up to the end of June, came from the UK.