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24 November 2011 10:08
The number of British holidaymakers visiting Spain during the January-September period of 2011 rose 9.2%, figures show
New figures released by the Spanish national tourist board have shown a 9.2% year-on-year increase in the number of British holidaymakers arriving in the country to nearly 11 million during the January-September period of 2011.
Over 6.7 million UK tourists, who are likely to have taken out a comprehensive
travel insurance cover, visited Spain during the June-September period. The figure was over 500,000 higher than the corresponding period in the previous year.
In September, 11.4% more Britons arrived in Spain, compared with the year-ago period.
The January-September period saw an increasing number of British tourists heading to the popular islands in Spain.
The Balearics captured 24.3% of the tourist market, while the Canary Islands had 23.7%.
The most popular attraction for tourists on the mainland was Andalucia, famous for its resorts of Seville, Malaga and Granada.
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