The Spanish media have spread the news that tourism loses weight in the Spanish economy. Although there is no longer a topic of great interest for a country like Spain.
Tourism has been since the fifties of last century, the development engine of Spain for decades. Transformed and is transforming the coastline in Spain, has promoted the recent boom in rural tourism, strengthened and strengthens the construction sector, the main engine of the country now for over a decade, has allowed and allows a chronic weakness of exports Spanish property abroad has fostered cultural changes, has driven against the European spirit.
Expansion has occurred without rational urban planning has been weighted and weighted resource constraints, has led and encourages speculation and is contrary to the competitiveness of tourism in the long term. These ideas have been strongly argued for decades. The problems of water scarcity and on the coast and in Spain today is a consequence of what we just discussed. Despite investments in infrastructure and equipment, poor planning of these has led and leads the diversion of public funds to high priorities.There is a lack of attractive design, a demand fueled by speculation undemanding investments around the Spanish coast.Its continuity and permanence has benefited from the expansion of flights that connect major European cities with major tourist destinations in Spain. Its continuity has benefited from a workforce nurtured by immigration, so the mass tourism sector has recovered its competitiveness for more than 10 years was seriously threatened.