The ministry of the industry, power and tourism of Spain issued the newsletter in which results of 2013 in the tourist sphere are analysed.
According to the statistical data provided in research, the number of the foreign travelers who have visited within last year the kingdom, grew by 5,6 % and made 60.661.073 persons.
«Against rather weak positions of the Spanish industry, - makes comments on bulletin El Pais data, - the tourist sector looks simply the monster who has returned to former force and even increased it. Today it is the most dynamically developing branch of the Spanish economy. Our country as the vacation spot, visits and long-term stay of foreign citizens bypassed China past year and there were on the third position in world tables of ranks».
By the tradition which is observing already many years, the greatest number of visitors last year arrived from Great Britain - their number made 23,6 % from lump of foreign tourists. The second place in this list Germany - 16,2 % occupies, the third - France - 15,7 %. Analysts note that lifting of attendance is determined, generally, by increase in number of the foreigners, traveling individual routes - that is, not by permits and not as a part of the organized groups.
Among the Spanish autonomies which are most popular in visitors from abroad: Andalusia (7,8 million visits in 2013, a gain of 4,7 %) and Valencia (5,9 million, increase at 11,4 %).