THE Costa del Sol has returned to the top of the British tourist hotspot charts for 2010.
Malaga came second in the survey, carried out by internet flight search engine Skyscanner.
However, statistics revealed that bookings for Andalucian hotels fell by three million in 2009.
In total, tourists spent 916 million euros less than in 2008, according to figures released by the National Institute of Statistics.
Overall, tourism’s contribution to Spain’s GDP declined to 10.5 per cent last year, three-tenths of a point less than in 2007.