Spanish cities reached the very top in the list of most popular leisure destinations for British tourists.UK travelers also head to Orlando, Turkey or Portugal.
This year three Spanish cities are among the most popular destinations of British tourists. Malaga, Tenerife and Alicante reached the top three positions in the 2010 British Tourist Destination Survey carried out by Skyscanner.
Among the 50 most searched for destinations from UK airports were also Palma de Mallorca as no. 8, and Lanzarote as no. 9. Fourth and fifth places after the first three Spanish hot spots went to Orlando in the United States, which jumped an incredible 12 places in the list, and Dalaman in Turkey, which holds its position for second year in a row. Faro in Portugal maintained its position as no. 6 and the top 10 was rounded by Swiss Geneva that fell two places compared to the last year’s list.
Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol, climbed to the very top especially because of increased interest of travelers in cheaper vacation and budget flights. In the last year’s survey Málaga was no. 2. Six other Spanish destinations such as Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Murcia, Ibiza, Fuerteventura and Madrid, also reached good positions in the analysis.
The preferences of British tourists suggest that they still prefer sun and sea vacations. Despite declining numbers of visitors from UK in Spain in recent months, British tourists are still the most numerous in the country.