The Spain market has been booming tourism with international traveling. 68 million international travelers entered country in 2015 and 14 million foreign visitors entered in July alone, that’s a 6.6% increase year over year.
Tourico has seen a 34% jump in overall hotel reservations by Spaniards through August. This growth has been particularly driven by travel going to North America, hotel bookings by Spanish travelers have reached a 73 year over year so far this year.
“Spain as a source market has taken longer in recovering from the financial crisis that [the country] went through…”
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“Spain is literally fully booked, and it’s been fully booked for months,” said Barcelona-based Nadia Younes, Tourico’s regional sales director for Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
In response to Spain’s booming economy, Tourico decided to partner with Globalia, known as one of the largest travel agencies in Spain.
“Spain as a source market has taken longer in recovering from the financial crisis that [the country] went through,” Younes said, adding that she can see the growth in Tourico’s daily reservations. “I think the big results are yet to come.”
Additionally, Tourico has decided to establish an expanded team in Spain with 20 employees in Barcelona looking after the destination.
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