Spain received more than 84 million foreign tourists in 2023, a 1% increase compared to the pre-pandemic, Tourism Minister Jordi Hereu said on Friday.

He added that the international visitors spent 108 billion euros ($117.47 billion) in Spain last year, 17% more than in 2019, the last year without the pandemic.

($1 = 0.9194 euros) (Reporting by Corina Pons; Writing by David Latona; Editing by Inti Landauro)