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With Cansino now in charge of promoting Osuna to "Thronies," or fans of the series, visitor numbers have soared and foreigners are regularly seen wandering round the town of whitewashed houses, monasteries and Roman ruins – once a draw mainly for Spaniards.In the first 12 months after the shoot, the number of tourists to Osuna shot up 70 percent, and while it slowed down in the second year, it was still up around 35 percent, tourism councilor Rafael Diaz says.Some restaurants and shops in town have capitalized on a series many in Osuna were once unfamiliar with.The allure of "Game of Thrones" will not last forever, though, and the town has to keep thinking up ways of attracting visitors in a bid to expand a tourism sector it hopes will bring more money in.As "Game of Thrones" crew descend on other parts of Spain for Season 7, several towns have called Osuna for advice, like Zumaia in the northern Basque Country.The tiny seaside town known for its unusual rock formations had already been overwhelmed by visitors after a popular Spanish film was shot there, Diaz explains.
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