BOTH Andalucia and the Balearics are expected to be the favourite destinations for British tourists next year.
According to managing director Manuel Butler from Tourespaña (Spanish tourism promotion agency), these two regions are in a privileged position for benefiting from the estimated growing demand for Spanish holidays in Britain.
The reasons behind this are believed by Butler to be the recovery in British economy, as well as the lowering demand in competitors like Tunisia and Egypt, after the Arab Spring riots. The delicate economic and social climate in Greece has also been favoured this special demand for Spain.
And Turkey, another traditional rival, has raised holiday pack prices following the strong demand from Russian travel operators. “It is not only that the British economy is healthier, but also the appreciation of the British Pound and the cheaper prices in Spain,” Butler said.