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Business tourism had an economic impact of almost 4.4 billion euros for Spain in 2014, representing a 9% increase over the previous year, according to a study by The Ostelea Business School of Tourism & Hospitality. Of this amount, 31% corresponds to the sales by companies involved in conference organisation, while 69% is due to the volume generated by other related sectors. Spain received a total of 4.31 million business tourists last year or 6.6% of the total, representing a 6% increase over 2013. In 2008, however, the number of tourists visiting Spain on business was 5.2 million, 20.6% more than in 2014.