Spain has again beaten international visitor records for the seventh consecutive year. According to the Minister of Energy and Tourism Álvaro Nadal, we welcomed 75.3 million tourists in 2016, almost 10% more than in 2015.
The tourism sector employs 1 out of 8 workers in our country. Additionally, visitors spent 77,000 million Euros in Spain, 8.3% more than in the previous year. This now represents 11% of our GDP, a figure that exceeds the revenue generated by the car industry or agriculture and which consolidates Spanish tourism as one of the most attractive investments in Europe.