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This year foreign tourists in Spain pay off with credit cards

more often This year foreign tourists in Spain pay off with credit cardsAccording to the data, provided Visa and Mastercard, this year foreign tourists in Spain pay off with credit cards more often.

Total amount of expenses of tourists according to cards made in Spain during the period between January and April, 2012 of 2.378 billion euro that represents increase at 5,8 %.

So the expenses of tourists paid by means of credit cards in the first half of the year 2012, in Barcelona made 1075 million euros that shows increase at 27 %.

In Madrid, the expenses of foreign tourists paid by cards, made 504 million euros that represents increase at 16 % for the first half of the year of last year.

On Balearic Islands tourists, paying off with bank cards spent 292 million euros (+2,4 %), and in resorts Costa – Are gallant – 279 million (+4,1 %).
And on Costa del Sol, through this instrument of payment were done shopping for the sum of 258 million euros (+8,4 %).