New Tourism Figures Show that Bookings for Spain Holidays are Rising

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An unprecedented rise in tourists to Spain heralds a promising holiday season, compared to last year’s decline.

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The Spanish tourism industry is showing signs of recovery following the economic crisis, according to new figures published by the Spanish government. The results, which were compiled from tourist arrivals over August, also revealed that seven million tourists visited Spain that month, a 4% rise in tourist numbers compared to the same month in 2009. It’s a result that shows Spain holidays are becoming more popular, despite a turbulent year for the holiday industry.

Alex Saint of online holiday experts, says: “The figures released by the Spanish government also reveal that August’s results mark the fourth consecutive month of growth for the tourism industry in Spain, following a decline of 8.7% for all of 2009. This is despite 2010 proving to be a very difficult year for travellers and holiday companies, with the volcanic ash cloud and the more recent European air strikes causing disruption to flights and holiday plans.”

While the of British tourists visiting Spain rose by 0.3%, Spain’s reputation as a prime holiday destination was further boosted by its top three ranking in a recent survey of popular autumn holiday destinations, which named Alicante, Malaga and Tenerife as hot favourites for winter sun this year by holidaymakers.

Saint continues: “Holidays in Tenerife have traditionally been a popular choice for many travellers, due to the warm weather, great food and friendly locals. So after a disappointing holiday season in 2009, both tourists and the Spanish travel industry could be on course for a much more successful holiday season next year.”

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