British Tourists Focus on Holidays to Spain

By Travelmatch, PRNE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

LONDON, June 2, 2011 -

Travelmatch has Found That British Tourists are Increasingly Focusing on
Spain When They Plan Their Trips Abroad; They say This Owes to the Country's
Gorgeous Beaches and Affordable Package Holidays.

According to Travelmatch (, holidays to
Spain are proving to be very popular with British tourists. The new travel
discovery engine noted that an increasingly large proportion of its customers
were choosing to book trips to the European nation.

Spain has a wide variety of resorts, the majority of which are centred on
its lovely beaches. Costa del Sol is a very popular area, while the Balearic
and Canary Islands also attract their fair share of visitors. According to
Travelmatch, Brits are particularly drawn to affordable package holidays
which take them to excellent hotels such as Club Magic Life Fuerteventura
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Data from other sources has confirmed the popularity of holidays to Spain
- according to the country's tourism ministry, 1.15 million Brits arrived in
April, while over 900,000 people visited the Canary Islands in that same
month. According to the UN World Tourism Organisation (,
52.6 million foreigners travelled to Spain in 2010.

Alex Francis of comments: "It is no surprise to see the
continued popularity of Spain, yet we are happy to see such large numbers
visiting this year. This country is an amazing tourist destination thanks to
its wide variety of seaside resorts, and with so many options there is sure
to be the perfect spot for every group."

Francis continues: "Spain is a particularly good option for
cost-conscious travellers who still want to have a good time. Indeed, there
are lots of affordable packages to spots like the Hotel Blue Sea Gran Playa
in the Balearics that are perfect for couples and families alike. In
these tough economic times everybody is looking to save wherever possible.
This certainly applies to holidays - thankfully, Spain offers British
tourists a wide array of beautiful, relaxing and affordable resorts."

About Travelmatch:

Travelmatch is a new travel discovery engine that helps inspire customers
by matching their requirements to a wide range of holidays, hotels, flights,
cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike other travel sites, customers are not
required to choose a destination, date or budget before they can begin
searching. Customers are able to make informed decisions by exploring photos,
user reviews, maps, events and activities and other fun things relevant to
their chosen travel product. (, which closed its first funding round in 2010,
is based in Notting Hill, London.

Contact Information:
Alex Francis, Press Officer, Travelmatch, press at
Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LQ, Tel: +44-(0)20-3384-5830

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