The Spanish tourism
increased to a record value in the first months of 2016, reaching 18,1 million tourists
. The Spanish authorities
have mentioned that the period taken into account refers to January – April 2016, and that they are expecting to a further growth in this sense throughout the year. The reason for which the tourism in Spain
developed to such impressive numbers is correlated with the current global context, as foreigners consider Spain
to be a safe location for holiday activities
. Our team of Spanish company formation representatives
can provide more details on the characteristics of the local tourism
Spanish tourism in 2016
Foreign investors who are seeking a market favourable to tourism activities
can choose Spain
as the location for the incorporation of a company
with activities in this field, following this year’s results. The Spanish tourism
developed in 2016 by 13%, compared to the same period of 2015 (January – April) in terms of the total number of tourists.
At the level of April 2016, the total number of tourists increased by 11,3%, compared to the same month of the previous year. This translates into a number of 6,1 million tourists.
When referring to the nationalities of the foreign visitors, it is important to know that British tourists
were the most significant, accounting for 4 million. The number represents an increase of 19,4%, compared with 2015. Another aspect referring to British tourists
is that 26% of them are interested in retiring in Spain
. Our team of Spanish company formation specialists
can offer more information on this matter.
Tourists in Spain in 2015
As mentioned above, the highest number of tourists arrived in Spain from Great Britain. In 2015, the main nationalities of the foreign visitors travelling in Spain were the following: