Madrid. Recession-hit Spain announced Thursday record tourist arrivals in July as British, German and French holidaymakers packed its beaches at a time of unrest in Egypt and Turkey, AFP reported.
A total 7.9 million international tourists arrived in Spain in July, up 2.9 percent from the same month last year, government figures showed.
Britain, Germany and France led the tourist influx.
The sharpest increases were recorded for tourists from the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as from Britain and Russia.
July's figures brought tourist arrivals for the first seven months of the year to a record of 34.0 million, up 3.9 percent from the same period last year.