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Spain still top summer holiday destination for Europeans

May 12, 2015 – 10:21 am

Beautiful Estepona Beach

Beautiful Estepona Beach

For a large majority of Europeans, Spain is still the top country of choice for the big annual holiday, according to YouGov. And among the Brits, one favourite area is Andalucia.

The survey asked 7,562 people in seven different European countries, both northern and southern – the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Sweden – where they would spend their summer holidays. Spain was first choice amongst those staying in Europe.
In the UK, a quarter of holidaymakers were heading for Spain, while 28% of French will travel here, plus 18% of Italians, 17% of Germans, 16% of Swedes, and from the Netherlands, 15%.

Most Spaniards will holiday in their own country. And why not, with all the fabulous places to see? In fact, one in ten Spaniards has never taken a holiday abroad.

The Stunning Puerto Banus

The Stunning Puerto Banus

For those surveyed in the UK, the Canary Islands, Balearics and Andalucia were the favourite destinations; for Brits, guaranteed good weather is a crucial factor when booking their holiday. After decades of heading for our cloudless blue skies and gorgeous beaches, crowds of families and other holidaymakers continue to escape the dire British weather for a week or so every year, to enjoy a perfect combination of sun, sea and sand.
Of the total tourists coming to Spain, a whopping 20% are British, followed by the French.

As well as the sunshine, Europeans holidaymakers travelling to Spain are sure to be attracted by the fabulous gastronomy – tapas made with wonderful fresh local ingredients, like cheese, tomatoes and olives – plus olive oil, jamon iberico, and wines.

Spain has so much to offer as a holiday destination – and its prices are invariably competitive, offering superb value.

  1. 3 Responses to “Spain still top summer holiday destination for Europeans”

  2. Last Feb/Mar I escaped our Canadian winter in part & spent the time in beautiful Fuengirola,Spain. It was one of the best holidays I’ve had &plant or return this coming winter of 2016.
    I can’t think of a better place to go; beautiful sun, sand, surf & sunshine along with some of the friendliest people on earth.
    Love it..

    By Dorothy on May 12, 2015

  3. Hi, I am trying to find the exact dates for the Cordoba spring fair which takes place at the end of May. As with many websites the tourist ones don’t give exact dates which is frustrating re,booking flights hotels etc.
    Disappointing to find that you have arrived a few days either side of an event.
    The Jerez fair is properly advertised but,not Cordoba.
    So,if anyone can give me the opening and,finish dates I would appreciate it.
    Please don’t refer me to tourism sites as,they don’t have dates.
    Many thanks.

    By Jayne on Jul 13, 2015

  4. Jayne, We wholeheartedly agree with you. The issue is that the Feria organisers, the town hall, only approve the dates and budgets by a full council meeting some months in advance. Sadly problems of tourists from afar is low down on their list of priorities on this local event.

    We called the town hall: The traditional dates will be confirmed in November or December 2015.

    By admin on Aug 7, 2015

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