Tourism in Spain
Travel and tourism plays an important role in the Spanish economy, with the industry having a major impact on economic growth and employment. In 2017 the tourism sector made a total contribution of around 172.9 billion euros to GDP in Spain and a total employment contribution of 2.84 million jobs.
The country is split into autonomous communities, of which Catalonia is the most visited by international tourists, followed by the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. Key international markets visiting Spain include the United Kingdom, France and Germany.