External sector

The three strong points of Spain’s tourism industry

2017 looks like being another record year for Spain’s tourism industry. The country received 46.9 million international tourist arrivals in the first seven months of the year, 11.3% up on 2016 and 49.4% more than in 2010. Tourism expenditure is also growing at a faster rate. However, the terrorist attempts of 17 August in Barcelona and Cambrils, at the height of the season and in emblematic tourist spots, have aroused concerns regarding the potential consequences for the sector. The aim of this Focus is to highlight three strong points in...

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