Authorities say Spain has seen a record 38 million tourists in the first seven months of the year as a weak euro and security issues in other beach resort nations like Tunisia make it a more attractive destination.
The state tourism office said Friday the January-through-July figure was 4.7 percent up on the record set in the same period in 2014. British tourist arrivals, at nearly nine million, topped the list for the period.
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The tourism office said July saw a record number of 8.8 million visitors, up 6.3 percent on July 2014.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the country expects a record 68 million tourists for all of 2015, three million more than the record set in 2014.
Tourism represents about 11 percent of Spain's GDP.