A record October for tourism

Tourists still flock to Spain
Tourists still flock to Spain

The tourist trade in Spain continued to flourish throughout October with record numbers visiting the country.

Spain received 5.19 million tourists in October. This shows an increase of 8% from October last year and is also the largest October figure recorded.

The report, released by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce showed that Andalucía received 750,000 foreign tourists, showing a 9.9 per cent increase over October 2010.

Added to the yearly totals these figures show a year-to-date total of 50.9 million foreign visitors to Spain. This is an increase of 8% from the same period last year. Andalucía received 7.2 million visitors, a 7% increase.

Andalucía’s tourism chief, Luciano Alonso, said the figures were “particularly positive” and the resurgence of UK tourist arrivals in October continued the trend seen throughout the summer.

It seems that Spain is still the number one choice for holiday makers across Europe and the busy tourist trade is continuing well into the winter months.