Friday, 12 January 2018

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Rajoy.

Spain last year surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said during a visit to Italy.

Rajoy, speaking late Wednesday, said 82 million people visited in 2017, a nine percent increase over the previous year that came despite terror attacks and the political crisis in tourism magnet Catalonia.

Tourism earnings rose 12 percent, totaling 87 billion euros ($104 billion), he said in Rome on the sidelines of a southern European summit on migration.

Agence France-Presse.

Full story at The Jakarta Post.

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