Spain’s idyllic beaches, bold architecture, vibrant night-life and colourful culture draws millions of tourists every year. But behind the paradise a hostile battle is bubbling to the surface.
And we are at the centre of it.
Many Spaniards are growing frustrated by armies of tourists taking over town centres, disrupting the lives of locals and putting a strain on resources.
In 2016, some 75.3 million people visited the European country. That grossly outnumbers the country’s actual residents, of which there are about 46 million.
In fact, Spain has broken its own tourist number records each year for the past four years and currently holds the title of the world’s third most popular tourist destination, according to the UN’s World Tourism Organisation.
This is an excerpt from an article first published by news.com.au. Read the original article here: Spain’s anti-tourist movement is reaching boiling point.