External sector


Although the exceptional growth rates of the past few years are expected to lessen slightly, the increase in tourism-related GDP in Spain continues to outpace the country's economic growth overall and the sector is still helping to create employment, to the extent that one out of every five new jobs in the past four years has been related to tourism. The tourism industry is now faced with the challenge of consolidating its leading position and competitiveness, at the same time as tackling the emergence of other business and consumption models...