No Summer Holiday for Two-Thirds of Spain’s Families This Year

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Only 27.2% of Spaniards plan on going on a holiday this summer – with the majority opting for a 'staycation'. CREDIT: es.m.wikimedia.org Cabeza2000

Around 65.7 per cent of Spanish families do not plan on having a summer holiday this year, according to the latest report from Spain’s Sociological Research Centre (CIS).

THE main reasons cited for foregoing a holiday this year are related to Covid-19 health concerns and financial worries. The CIS survey, carried out earlier this month, reveals that 40.8 per cent of Spaniards are concerned about health issues around coronavirus. For 34 per cent of Spanish families, however, a holiday is simply not viable this year for financial reasons. In fact, a quarter of Spaniards (24.9 per cent) said that both issues are of equal concern for them.

Of the 27.2 per cent Spaniards who plan on a holiday this summer, the majority (90 per cent) will stay within the country’s borders. Only 6 per cent say they actually intend to travel abroad. More than half of the respondents to the survey (50.2 per cent) are looking to holiday in a coastal destination, compared to 24.6 per cent who are leaning towards a rural country retreat.

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In terms of holiday accommodation, around 27.8 per cent of Spaniards plan to spend their summer holiday in their second home, compared to 26.3 per cent who will book a hotel or aparthotel. Only around 20.4 per cent plan on renting a holiday apartment, according to the CIS survey.




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