Did you know that Spain is the world's third most popular tourist destination?
Last year the number of tourists to Spain also superseded the number of tourists to China.
60,661 million tourists visited Spain during 2013, which is also an increase with 5,6% from 2012. Only US and France had more visitors.
In August alone, Spain was visited by 8,3 million tourists. This was also the highest figure since current records began in 1995 and 7,1 per cent higher than August last year.
Most of the visitors were British (23,6%), German (16,2%) and French (15,7 %). The largest increase were tourists from Russia, which increased with 31,6% from 2012 to 1,6 million visitors.
Only France and US had more tourists than Spain, but Spain is not far away. In 2007, Spain was number 2 of all countries in the world with only France in front of it.
The world's most popular tourist destinations 2013
- France, 83 million tourists (640 679 km2, population: 66,616 million)
- US, 67 million tourists (9 830 000 km2, population: 316 million)
- Spain, 60,66 million tourists (505 992 km2, population: 46,704 million)
- China, 60,60 million tourists (9 596 961 km2, population: 1 350,695 million)