A best-ever figure of 47.2 million foreign tourists visited Spain this year up till the end of August this year, just over four percent more than the same eight months of 2014. There were nine point two million visitors last month, some one point six percent more than August last year. Last month’s figures showed that the French and British accounted for close on half of the foreign visitors, with French tourists amounting to just over 23 percent, marginally more than those from the UK. The Asian market is showing some substantial rises, with visitors from that part of the world up by over 22 percent on last year. The Valencia region, including the Costa Blanca, had one of the biggest regional rises in Spain, with a six point three percent yearly increase over August 2014’s statistics, with British, French, and Dutch tourists fuelling the upward trend.