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Eight Million Tourists Chose Spain in May

May saw a 1% annual increase in international visitors

Spain received 8.1 million international tourists in May, 1% more than in the same month of 2017, according to figures from the INE. The UK was the main country of residence for almost 2 million of those visitors, representing 24.6% of the total, but falling by 3.9%, when compared to May last year. Germany and Continue Reading

May Saw Passenger Increase at Malaga Airport

May saw passenger increase at Malaga

Despite a delay in the arrival of spring, Spain is still attracting visitors and the Costa del Sol remains as one of the busiest parts of the country. As such, almost 2 million passengers passed through Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport in May. A massive 1,830,000 passengers moved on almost 13,200 flights. These figures represent an Continue Reading

Málaga Airport Saw 1.7 million Passengers in April

Málaga handled 1.7 million passengers in April

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport handled 2.8% more operations in April, and 0.1% more passengers than in the same month of the previous year. Specifically, 1,697,759 travellers moved on 12,311 flights. It should be noted that last year saw Holy Week entirely in April, while this year it was mostly in March (between Thursday, March 28 Continue Reading

Tourist Numbers Up in March

The Canary Islands attracted most visitors in March

Spain received 5.4 million international tourists in March, 9.6% more than in the same month in 2017, according to figures from the INE. The UK was the main source of travellers in March with 1.2 million Brits visiting. This represents 22% of the total international travellers. It also represents an increase of 5.6% when compared Continue Reading

4.2 Million Tourists Visited Spain in February

4.2 million tourists visit Spain in February

4.2 million international tourists visited Spain in February, 2.6% more than in the same month in 2017. The UK was, as usual, the main source of visitors with 865,316 people heading to Spain from the British Isles. This accounts for 20.5% of the total visitors but also represents 5.9% fewer Brits when compared to February Continue Reading

2017 Was “Spectacular” For Costa del Sol Tourism

12.5 million tourists hit the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol had a “spectacular tourist year” in 2017, according to the President of Costa del Sol Tourism, Elías Bendodo. In a press conference on Thursday morning, Bendodo expressed his delight at figures showing 9.5% growth in tourist revenues for the holiday-hotspot. Bendodo said “the record figures follow the general trend of Spain, Continue Reading

Passenger Numbers Up 7.1% in October

Almost 2 million passengers in October

Málaga Costa del Sol Airport closed October having handled a 7.1% increase in passenger numbers and 7.5% more flight operations than in the same month in 2016. The month saw 1,833,589 travellers and 13,007 flight operations, both impressive numbers for the month of October. This is according to the latest figures from airport network operator Continue Reading

Malaga Airport Passenger Numbers Up in August

Malaga airport handled over 2 million passengers in August

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport handled 2,173,006 passengers in August, 11.3% more than in the same month in 2016, according to airport network AENA. This positive change was supported by the pull of the international market, as well as the dynamism of the domestic market. The bulk of passengers (2,166,538) travelled on commercial flights. Of those, Continue Reading

Marbella Saw Record Number of Tourists in June

Tourists are flocking to Marbella, as always!

Marbella had a record June in terms of the number of tourists visiting the area. Numbers increased by 30.5% when compared to June last year. The mayor of Marbella, José Bernal, described the figures, which were released by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), as “historical and an example that the policies of the local Continue Reading

Tourist Spending Increased in May

Tourist spending increased 13.3% in May

Total spending by international tourists visiting Spain in May reached a staggering 7,841 million euros. The figure represents an increase of 13.3% over the same month of 2016, according to data released by the INE. Spain received almost 8 million tourists in May. The average expenditure per tourist was 987 euros, an annual increase of Continue Reading