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Madrid - Spain hosted nearly 75 million foreign tourists last year, 10% more than visited the world's third most popular destination in 2015, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation said on Monday.

"More than 74, probably 75 million international travellers have come to Spain" in 2016, the Madrid-based body's secretary general, Taleb Rifai, told a news conference.

The UN body will release on January 17 its global tourism figures for 2016. It predicts international tourism grew by 4.0% last year.

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