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Spain Poised for Near-Record Tourism Year in Boost to Economy

  • Recovery in visits may raise growth forecasts for 2022
  • Record inflation and travel chaos isn’t denting tourism boom
Spain’s tourism frenzy suggests that for now, visitors are shrugging off inflation.

Spain’s tourism frenzy suggests that for now, visitors are shrugging off inflation.

Photographer: Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images

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Undeterred by European airport chaos and double-digit inflation, visitors are flocking back to Spain’s sun-drenched beaches in near-record numbers.