The Spanish National Tourist Office has released figures which reveal that British holidaymakers now account for more than a quarter of all foreign visitors to the country.
The data also shows a 9.3 per cent increase in the number of British tourists visiting Spain since the last report in May 2012.
With cheap flights to the Balearic Islands and Malaga readily available from Jet2.com, it’s no wonder the country is still a holiday hotspot among Brits looking for a bit of relaxation in the sun.
While the UK’s late summer may have contributed to the significant rise, it is thought that value for money is playing a big part for most travellers.
Ibiza and Mallorca Popular
The figures also revealed Ibiza and Mallorca as the most popular destinations, with Britons jumping at the chance to board cheap flights to the Balearic Islands. Almost one in three British travellers headed to the White Island, which is known for its lively clubbing scene.
A healthy schedule of live entertainment has also appealed to music fans from the UK, with Benicassim Festival taking place in July and Ibiza Rocks hosting a number of events throughout the rest of the year – 70s disco heroes Chic are set to perform there in September, as are UK garage sensations So Solid Crew.
Britons made up 22 per cent of all foreign visitors between January and May of this year, a period which saw Spain benefit with £15.5m generated in tourism revenue. The figures also showed that British travellers are spending approximately £80 per head every day.