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More Brits looking for holidays to Spain

Holidays to Spain soar in popularity

Nov 05, 2011

The online travel company say that holidays to Spain, especially cheap holidays to Tenerife, proved incredibly popular this summer. The company points to figures released by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce this week as evidence of this trend.

Official figures show that during the summer months of July to September the number of tourists flocking to the country increased by over 8 per cent compared to 2010. The ministry also found that in September alone nearly six million tourists visited the country, making that month one of the best on record.

The report by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Culture also showed that the Canary Islands saw a massive increase of over 20 per cent in the number of visitors between January and September. Similarly the Balearic Islands, including Majorca and Ibiza, saw an increase of over ten per cent.

The data collected by the ministry shows that British tourists in particular favoured Canary Island and Balearic Island destinations, with many getting away on Majorca Holidays.

Ian Raine, of, comments: "This year the travel industry was in flux and many traditional holiday destinations saw a surge in the number of tourists visiting their shores. Spain in particular had a fantastic year. The country has always been popular with people looking to get away in the summer months, and this year many people returned to the country.

"As winter approaches the country will see increases in the number of people looking to getaway to Tenerife and other winter sun hotspots. Spain has spent a lot of time investing in the tourism industry and their attention to this particular sector has paid off."

Holidays to Spain soar in popularity
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