Spain is one of the most important European countries in terms of turnover in the tourism sector. The images of crowded beaches are extremely common even during spring and winter periods. However, these eloquent prints do not obscure a trend that has already been taking shape since four years ago. Rural tourism is going through its particular golden age and analysts point out that it still has lots of potential before it reaches its height. This certainly opens up many possibilities for investment.
Taking the most recent complete data, corresponding to the 2015 program, we observe that the Spanish rural houses were home to about 3.2 million visitors, and we are only counting the local travelers. Looking back, the cumulative growth in the number of tourists has reached 10 per cent since 2012, allowing inland tourism to account for 27 per cent of the sector as a whole. The same sources draw an even more exciting picture in 2016, pointing out that this year alone the sector could experience an increase in turnover of more than 10 per cent.