Spain welcomed 5.4 million foreign tourists in May, an increase of 5.8 percent over the same month last year and tourism’s best performance in the last three years.
According to the survey of foreigners entering Spain, a notable contribution to this increase was made by tourists from Germany, whose numbers soared 17.6 percent last month.
The numbers also show the increase of arrivals from the United States – 10 percent in May and 8.3 percent for the first five months of 2012 – and from Latin America, up 27.3 percent and 35.5 percent, respectively.
Tourism contributes around 10 percent of Spain’s gross domestic product. EFE
Source: Fox Latino