In 2012 Spain was number the number 2 destination for tourism in Europe with 57.7 million tourist arrivals - an increase of 6.6% on the previous year. Spain was the second largest tourism market in the World accounting from 55.9 billion US Dollars, a 14% increase of the previous year.
Spains rises in tourism in 2013 with all key source markets showing notable growths, including British +9%, German +13.2%, Dutch +6.8%, Scandinavian +20.2% and Russians +30%.
2013 figures are now starting to show a move towards positive accural. The GCN (General Council of Notaries) confirms, that overseas investors are once again buying in Spain, a substantial 28.4% increment in the number of foreign and non-residen buyers of Spanish property in 2012, only foreign nationals spent 5.54 bilion Euros in 2012, compared with 4.7 billion Euros in 2011 and 3.6 billion Euros in 2009.
Foreigners now make up 12% of the Spanish property market and could be `crucial`to any recovery.
The Marbella region, especially the "Golden Triangle" consists of some of the most premium real estate in Southern Spain, the volume of residential sales in this area increased significantly in 2012 showing a 21.11% increase on the previous year.
Source: Ministry of Public Works