THE Balearic Islands had the highest increase in foreign tourist visits in January out of all Spain’s autonomous communities.
The data was released in a report on the tourism industry by the National General Board of Directors, which indicated that these visits went up by 20.9 per cent, which translates into 3.2 million foreign visitors. If compared to the same month in 2014, the increase is 3.6 per cent.
A historical maximum was registered last year in terms of international tourists, the highest in 14 years with a total of 65 million tourists.
These visitors arrive mainly from the UK (23.1 per cent), France (16.3), Germany (16), Northern Countries (7.8) and Italy (5.7).
In addition, a 9.5 per cent increase was registered in terms of expenditure by these tourists, which reached €3.4 billion in January.