According to provisional data provided by the Ministry of industry, tourism and Commerce Spanish, the arrival of British and German tourists during the past year 2010 suffered a decline of 6 and 2%, respectively, although, despite this and against all odds, the national tourism resisted the crisis, increasing the number of visitors in 800,000 new tourists who arrived in Spainwhich meant an increase of 1.4 points. The United Kingdom is no longer so the first issuing country of tourists to Spain, which, however, has resisted the economic situation thanks to the arrival of tourists from other countries such as Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, France and the Nordic Nations. It may acquire relevance numerous local routes between the different autonomous communities, which allow tourists booking their flights to Valencia or explore the Andalusian region and its different provinces via routes that connect the main capitals of the community with the large Spanish cities as cheap flights to Granada or the cheap flights to Malaga. He is extracted from data provided by the Ministry, that if in 2009, 1.12 millions of Britons traveled to Spain, during the 2010 left the nation reach 60,000 English. Thus, during the last year traveled to Spain a total of 53 million tourists, an increase of tourism after two years in a row of falling (in 2008 decreased by 2.3% and in 2009 a 8.7%).
This increase in tourism during 2010 has resulted in some business figures close to the 49.140 million euros, with an average expenditure per person of 930 euros, about 98 euros a day. Looking to the year of 2011, is expected that strong point is the promotion of Spanish in China Tourism, since forecasts for the year 2012 put Chinese visitor arrivals to Spain at about 300,000 people. The Spanish regions that are leading the increase in tourism are, in order, the country Basque, Asturias, the Canary Islands, Andalusia, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. Decreases, on the other hand, the number of visitors in the communities of Madrid (4.5%) and Valencia (1.1%).