3 Aug, 2010 @ 11:03
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Staycationers save Spanish tourism

By Nicola Cowell

A NEW breed of ‘staycationers’ is set to save Spanish tourism this summer.

With over 10 million Brits shunning foreign holidays in favour of tightening their belts, Spanish hotels and restaurants were facing crisis point.

But, they have reportedly been saved by the growing number of Spaniards who are opting to take their holidays here instead of abroad.

Spaniards are now realising how cheap holidays here can be, and are choosing to stay at home and spend their cash in resorts like Torremolinos and Benidorm.

The Costa Blanca alone lost over 700m euros in tourist revenue last year, due to the recession.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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