Spain welcomed a total of 22.5 million tourists between January and May in 2015, a record 5.1 per cent increase from the same period last year.
Spain’s Tourism Ministry said May also marked a new high record for the number of international, long-distance visitors with 6.5 million arrivals, up 6.8 per cent from May 2014.
In the first five months of 2015, the largest increase was among French tourists with 3.7 million arrivals, 8.2 per cent more than the same period last year.
The United Kingdom remained the most significant tourism market with nearly five million tourists travelling to Spain from January to May, up 3.3 per cent.
Italy and the United States also showed outstanding increases, 11.3 per cent and 13.2 per cent respectively, while in contrast, Russian tourist arrivals fell by 28.7 per cent.
Growing tourism rates from January to May were present in every single Spanish region, topped by Madrid with 11.7 per cent.