Spain top destination for Brit travellers

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spain top destination for Brit travellers

Spain continues to be the most popular holiday destination for Brits over the Easter period with data from revealing that from the 31st March to 15th April, 35% of UK holiday makers hiring a car through the company booked a holiday to Spain.

The news is positive for those looking to rent out their property in Spain, showing that our appetite for sun, sea and sangria has not disappeared despite the global economic crisis. Almost 2.8 million foreign tourists arrived in Spain in January this year, of which 19.1% were Brits. This was a 4.6% increase on January 2011.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Manager of leading house builders Taylor Wimpey España comments:

"The stats clearly demonstrate that Brits continue to be one of the most important tourism source markets for Spain. And British buyers remain our biggest fans with a staggering 100% increase in sales to this group to date this year compared to the same period in 2011. I really do think that the British love affair with Spain will be stronger than ever in 2012 and as a way to say thanks we are commencing a 'send a friend' campaign. You recommend friends and family who are interested in Spanish property and if they buy, you earn €2,000."

Taylor Wimpey España is just one of the companies representing Spanish property at A Place in the Sun Live which takes place between the 30th March-1st April 2012. Tickets are available now priced at two for £15 and come with a free six month subscription to A Place in the Sun magazine.

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