Still the holidaymakers are coming to Spain

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DURING the first six months of this year, over 36 million holidaymakers travelled to Spain; a rise of one in 10 on the same period in 2016, which in itself was considered a record year for tourism.

The survey, undertaken by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), shows tourist numbers were up by 11.6% for the period January to June inclusive compared to the same six months last year, and despite the low exchange rates its the British that continue to be the number one nationality opting for Spain.

Of the overall total of 36,366,010 foreign visitors, those from the UK made up 8.6 million, or 23 per cent, having jumped by 9.1% from last year.

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