Spain’s record-breaking tourist year is being matched by record-breaking spending according to the latest government figures. The Tourism Ministry says that up to the end of August, over 46 billion euros was spent by foreign tourists in the country, a seven percent rise on the same figure last year, with British visitors spending over nine billion euros. During August, tourist spending averaged just over 300 million euros a day.
Locally, just under four billion euros was spent up to the end of August in the Valencia and Costa Blanca regions, which was an increase of six point six percent on the same period in 2014. British tourists accounted for over 29 percent of the local spend, parting company with one point one seven billion euros.