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Brits the last of the big spenders on holidays in Spain

PUBLISHED: February 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm  •  LAST EDITED: February 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm
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Brits the last of the big spenders on holidays in Spain

• British tourists spend the most in Spain

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WHEN it comes to parting with cash while holidaying in Spain, it seems British holiday makers are the most likely to get out their wallets and say, “Recession? What Recession?!”

According to data from the Spanish government, British tourists parted with a staggering €1.46 billion in 2012- 12 % more than in 2011.

The French came in second at €515 million, up 16.6%, whilst spending from Scandinavian tourists grew by 17.5% and the Irish by 32%.

According to the report, the average tourist visiting Spain spends around €76.3 a day and stays for 12 days.

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February 12th, 2013 12:26 pm

I would be interested to see figures for how much the resident British ex pat community contributes to the Spanish economy.

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