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|16 January, 2019

Spain tourist arrivals mark record for 6th straight year in 2018 - minister

Preliminary official data showed the number of visitors to Spain rose 0.9% in 2018

MADRID- The number of international visitors to Spain broke yet another record in 2018, the sixth in a row, despite a slower than usual summer, Industry Minister Reyes Maroto said on Wednesday.

Preliminary official data showed the number of visitors to Spain rose 0.9 percent in 2018 from a year earlier to 82.6 million tourists.

Spain is the world's second most visited country after France and tourism is a pivotal sector for the domestic economy, contributing with nearly 12 pct of the gross domestic product.

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(Reporting by Sabela Ojea, Writting by Jose Elias Rodriguez, Editing by Paul Day) ((jose.rodriguez@thomsonreuters.com; +34 91 585 8539; Reuters Messaging: jose.rodriguez.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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