Spain remains popular with cash-strapped Brits
28 April 2009 06:37
Spanish holiday resorts remain popular destinations for credit conscious British consumers, which is ensuring that travel insurance policies are still affordable.
The pre-booked hotel provider Holiday Extras has revealed that 18 per cent of Brits plan to travel to a European resort this spring, with Spain, France and Portugal suggested as likely destinations.
A Cost of Living survey carried out by Thomas Cook earlier this month, disclosed that prices in areas like mainland Spain and Majorca are lower than in the UK - reducing the chance that consumer travelling to these destinations will do so without travel insurance.
Mike Whiting, managing editor at Holiday Extras, said: "Spain is the top destination. These are people who have booked in the last month, so they are booking to go away in the next couple of months in the spring period."
Earlier this week, the travel website Expedia.co.uk disclosed that 70 per cent of the top ten destinations appearing on its Travel Hotspots Barometer are within a three-year flight of the UK.