Spain receives 4.2 million int'l tourists in February

Xinguanet – 05.04.2018

MADRID, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Spain received a total of 4.2 million international tourists in February, according to data published on Wednesday by Spain's National Institute of Statistics (INE).

The figure meant an increase of 2.6 percent when compared to the same month of 2017.

Arrivals from Britain reached 865,316. The French and Germans ranked second and third, with 549,654 and 532,636 arrivals respectively.

The archipelago of the Canary Islands received the largest number of tourists in February, accounting for 28.2 percent of the total, while the regions of Catalonia (east) and Andalusia (south) received 24.1 percent and 13.8 percent of the total respectively.

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