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Murcia leads in the Tourism Jobs sector

Murcia still tops the league for the creation of jobs in the tourism industry according to information from the council of tourism and consumers.

The number of foreign tourists visiting the region in the first seven months of 2007 brought revenue of 343 million euros into the economy, 35% more than last year. The nationwide average was just 3.1% which demonstrates the popularity that the Costa Calida is gaining as a tourist destination.

Data from the summer months of July and August confirms that this is a booming time for the industry in the region, as the job creation in the sector has gone up by 6% .vs. the previous years, putting Murcia once again at the top of the national table.

The statistics are backed up by the arrival of figures for the airport at San Javier which shows that 1,375,447 people passed through the airport for the first eight months of the year, 23.4% more than in 2006. August alone saw 234,000 travellers land in the region.

As in previous years, the figures for international tourism have the biggest impact. Of the tourists coming to the region, 1,258,226 were from outside of Spain and only 117,221 were coming here from other parts of the country during the same period.

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