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SPAIN AGAIN British Visit Spain in Record Numbers

Tuesday August 8, 2017

SPAIN AGAIN British Visit Spain in Record Numbers

A record breaking 12.9 million UK residents booked a break in Spain last year, according to the latest report from the Office of National Statistics. Making it Britain´s number one holiday destination.

The latest ONS report reveals the full scale of the tourist exodus away from previously popular hot spots to the Spanish peninsula and islands. As British holidaymakers shun terror-hit destinations, including France and Belgium in favour of a break in the Spanish sunshine.

Britain´s changing tourist habits are laid bare in the latest ONS report - which also reveals that the traditional two week break is now waning in popularity as Brits opt for shorter breaks and ten day stays.

Trips to North Africa have obviously declined drastically over the last couple of years. With British arrivals in Tunisia crashing to just 2,200 brave souls last year from a previous high of 220,000. A picture that is replicated in other destinations such as Egpyt, Turkey and Kenya.

Spain´s new rivals for arrivals are now countries such as the UAE and Croatia, whilst the decline in tourist numbers visiting France is also related to the collapse of the once popular booze cruise ruse.

Lanzarote accounted for 1.3 million of the total visits to Spain during the course of 2016, as British arrivals on the island soared by 15%.

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