“These are Official figures published by the World Tourism Organisation – part of the UN”
What was there source ??? Was it independent or passed on ? by the Spanish tourist board. Yes I have read over number of years. The order was (1)France, (2) Spain, (3) Italy. These rating was pre € days.
Slightly of subject:
The royalist will note that France/Italy does have a royal family. One of the justification for supporting our Royal family is that it brings in tourist.
I have never met a tourist who has/was invited by royalty for a cup of of tea or a GT with the late Queen mum.