As a result, the number of tourists over the next 10 years has increased almost 4-fold and reached 24 million man in 1970 in the future, this growth accelerated expansion of air transport and the opening of the country for the Nordic markets, in particular, for the UK. Tourism has played a significant role for the Spanish economy, creating new jobs to 500 thousand in the mid 60s and one million in 1975 and generating for the country's foreign exchange (tourism accounted for a quarter of Spanish exports in 1975). Not surprisingly, the Spanish government in the future continued to actively support the tourist sector. However, the rapid and uncontrolled growth has led to environmental destruction, and continue to converging concentration of tourism in the Mediterranean coast affected the demography of the country, contributing an influx of population in this region. In the mid-70s, a period of rapid growth of tourism in Spain began actively building a large modern hotels for meet the demands of mass tourism. In the 80 years tourism has continued to play an active role in the economy of Spain and has provided jobs for 11% of the potential workforce, as well as 33.4% of Spanish exports and 9% of GDP in 1989, but within 5 years (1988 – 1992.) Total number of foreign tourists remained at the same level – 34 – 35 million people a year. The main generating markets of Spain – France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy, in 1988 – 1990 gg. .