Tourism rises and unemployment falls in Spain

A recent rise in tourism has seen a big push for ending unemployment in Spain throughout the first quarter of this year. Tourism is up by 4.2 per cent and with this increase it is thought to have created more than 34,098 new jobs.

More than 10 million visitors have travelled to Spain this year on family breaks and singles holidays amongst others, and this huge increase is thought to have stemmed from travellers diverting from popular countries like Tunisia and Egypt due to political conflict and crisis.

This sudden increase is sure to level out as the year goes on. Exceltur, a non-profit association of tourism companies for Spain, has recognised that figures suggest a 7.9 per cent year-on-year increase for Spanish tourism.

The majority of these industry boosting visitors were from the UK, with 1.9 million visitors since January seeing a 6.7 per cent increase on last year’s numbers. France and Germany provided 1.6 million visitors, whilst other Nordic countries saw 1.2 million visitors.


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