Spain surges to second place

Last year Spain overtook the USA to become the world’s second most popular tourist destination.

With more than 82 million visitors last year, more people came to Spain than to the USA, with France remaining the world’s premier destination. But with the current Spanish boom, even France may not be able to hold on to top spot for long.

Spain’s rise came despite the Barcelona terror attacks and the Catalan crisis. However, Spain’s rise to second place also owes something to Donald Trump – tourism to the US has fallen 5% since he became President.