Visitors are going to Spain in record numbers. The travel blast has helped cut unemployment. Almost one-sixth of the Spanish economy is linked to tourism and its successful operation. More than 80 million travelers visited Spain in 2017 – up from 72 million in 2016.

As a popular holiday destination for quite a long time, essentially among Europeans looking for sun and sand, Spain’s flourishing tourism industry represents around 11 percent of the gross domestic product.

The third most visited country in the world, Spain depends intensely on tourism to employ one of every eight individuals, as indicated by analysts Ernst and Young, with the sector fuelling a yearly employments surge over the late summer months.More Tourists, More Jobs
Income in this sector is expected to top last year’s record. That is uplifting news for Spain’s economy, which is as yet battling with an unemployment rate of 21 percent. That is the highest in the EU. In June, the quantity of unemployment dropped by around 124,000. These were the best numbers for June since 2006. Spain’s tourism sector is a vital piece of the nation’s economy. It makes up 16 percent of GDP. By comparison, in Germany. It’s just under nine percent. Tourism is the key piece of Spain’s financial recovery program and includes that this segment will help increase prosperity for all Spaniards.

More Tourists Than They Can Handle
However, not every person is satisfied with this circumstance. Some people say the country can’t handle the tourism development. This Spring, anti-tourist graffiti began showing up on walls in some cities’ old-town districts. A group of neighbors in the Playa de Palma beach district hang black flags from their balconies, as a protest against the abundances of tourism. Also, it’s not simply government officials and neighborhood occupants who are concerned. José Luis Zoreda, official VP of the Spanish tourism affiliation Exceltur, warns that the development in tourism is out of control. People from the Balearics to Barcelona are complaining about expanding quantities of loud tourists raging around their groups. The leader of Palma, José Hila, as of late told a local newspaper that “We have such a significant number of travelers at present that we can afford to be selective. We don’t need individuals who simply come here for a week and drink.”

Moreover, Spain hosts its annual large-scale International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) this month. In 2017 FITUR beat the participation record with 9,893 exhibiting companies from 165 countries/regions, 135,858 trade participants and 107,213 people from the general public.  Among the participation figures of note was the increase of  18.8% of international trade visitors compared to the previous staging.


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