Spain has shattered its own tourism record for the seventh year in a row: 75.3 million foreign visitors made their way to the country in 2016. That’s 7.2 million more than in 2015, for a rise of 9.9%, according to early figures from Spain’s Energy and Tourism Ministry.
Visitors to Spain in 2016 shelled out a total of €77 billion, up 8.3% from 2015 figures, while average per capita spending was €1,023 for a more modest rise of 3.75%. The average daily amount spent by visitors was €138, some 6.5% higher than a year earlier.
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The first decree to regulate private holiday accommodation in Andalusia has resulted in nearly 4,500 applications for registration in the first week since the new regulations came into force on 11th May. Under the terms of this decree, anyone who is renting or wishes to rent a residential property to tourists and who markets it through intermediaries or online must obtain a registration number and comply with certain conditions.
The Junta de Andalucía’s Tourism Department says that in this first week, more applications were made in Malaga than any other province in the region: 1,379 compared with 251 in Cadiz, 189 in Seville, 87 in Cordoba, 68 in Granada, 65 in Almería, 50 in Huelva and just 11 in Jaén.
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