The tourism of Spain

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The tourism of Spain
by Lajos Jeremiás
• Tourism in Spain was developed during the
1960s and 1970s, when the country became a
popular place for summer holidays, especially
for tourists from the British Isles, France,
Central Europe and Scandinavia.
• in 2007, Spain became the second most
visited country of the world after France.
• in 2007, almost 60 million foreign tourists
were received, according to the World Tourism
Organization
• In 2010, Spain dropped to the fourth most
visited country in the world after France, the
United States and China with 53 million
visitors.
• Spain's tourism direct industry GDP was €62.1
billion ($81.8 billion) in 2010 according to
the World Travel and Tourism Council, the fifth
highest tourism direct industry GDP.
Summer resorts and beaches
• This type of Tourism was the first to be
developed in Spain, and today, generates the
most income for the Spanish economy. The
mild climate during the whole year has been
attracting tourists.
Some spainish beatches
• La Concha Beach, San Sebastian
• Beaches of Sitges, Catalonia
• Tarifa, Andalusia
Festivals
• Running of the Bulls in pamplona
• The Running of the Bulls is a practice that
involves running in front of a small group
of bulls that have been let loose, on a course
of a sectioned-off subset of a town's streets.
La Tomatina
• La Tomatina is a festival that is held in
the town of Buñol, in which participants
throw tomatoes and get involved in this
tomato fight purely for fun. It is held on the
last Wednesday of August, during the week of
festivities of Buñol.
There are renowned movie festivals all
over the country
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San Sebastián International Film Festival
Málaga Spanish Film Festival
Seminci(Valladolid International Film Festival)
Mostra de Valencia
Sitges Film Festival
Winter tourism
• Spain, as the second most mountainous
country of Europe, is full of high mountains
and good ski resorts, with famous ski slopes all
over Spain
Its include the Pyrenees, the Sistema Central,
the Sistema Ibérico and Sierra Nevada
Sport Tourism,
Football
• Football is the most popular sport in Spain.
• Modern football was introduced to Spain in
the late 19th century by a combination of
mostly British immigrant workers, visiting
sailors and Spanish students coming from
Britain.
• Barcelona and Real Madrid are the most
successful Spanish clubs, in both the national
league and continental competitions.
Spain one of the world’s most popular tourist
destination. owing to its climate, location,
culture and facilities.
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