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Flights to Spain still popular despite non-eurozone travel trend

Holidaymakers are still booking flights to Spain as the country's tourism market remains resilient

Holidaymakers are still booking flights to Spain as the country’s tourism market remains resilient compared to other eurozone countries.

This is according to the Spanish Tourist Office (STO), which said that Spain’s reputation as a long-standing holiday destination means that its resorts are perceived as "less of a gamble".

Paco Gutierrez, STO’s promotions executive, said that city breaks to Barcelona and Madrid are among Spain’s selling points, in addition to holiday resorts in around Andalusia and Malaga.

"For the independent traveller, you can buy a cheap flight and go out there and stay in cheap and cheerful hotels, bed and breakfasts and hostels," he commented.

Mr Gutierrez said that this remained the case despite the emerging trend of travellers booking flights to non-eurozone countries in an attempt to find a better deal.

According to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, Spain and France account for 36 percent of all visits abroad by British travellers.

It was also revealed that destinations of UK residents travelling abroad remained broadly similar in comparison to previous years.

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