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Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

By Patrick Whyte, Skift

Kevin Poh  / Flickr

A beach on the Costa del Sol. Spain estimates that 82 million tourists visited the country in 2017. Kevin Poh / Flickr

Skift Take: Despite facing plenty of challenges, Spain saw a healthy growth in international tourists in 2017. But this year is likely to be tougher because of Barcelona’s troubles and with places like Turkey regaining some of their popularity.

— Patrick Whyte

Spain has jumped above the U.S. to become the second biggest tourist destination, according to new estimated figures.

Despite facing a number of significant challenges in 2017, around 82 million tourists visited the country in …read more

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