Holidays to Spain Soar in Popularity

Thursday, November 3, 2011

NEWCASTLE, England, November 4, 2011 -

- saw a huge increase in the number of Brits looking for holidays to Spain this summer -

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.”

About is part of The Holiday Discount Centre, a member of ABTA (J4901) and Advantage (the largest travel consortium in the UK). Based in the UK, they have over 30 experienced travel advisors and have booked over 300,000 passengers via the internet. are not owned by any major tour operator, allowing them to offer free impartial travel advice and promote a wider range of holiday offers from various suppliers including Thomson, First Choice, Thomas Cook and many more.

What makes ( prices stand out from the crowd is not only do they offer already cheap holiday deals, they also offer an extra on-line discount plus a price guarantee. Their website allows customers to have full flexibility in their search criteria giving something more than just a bog standard one/two week holiday. With deals like this, why would you want to search for a holiday elsewhere?

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