24 Nov, 2010 @ 15:43
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Brits fall out of love with Andalucia

THE NUMBER of UK tourists in Spain fell by 6.2 per cent so far in 2010 compared with the same period last year.

Falling visits to Andalucia accounted for the majority of the overall decline, despite the rise in British tourism in the Canary Islands, official Frontur figures show.

Brits, however, remain the most ardent lovers of all things Spanish, with one in four holidaymakers in Spain coming from the UK.

Overall, tourist numbers in Andalucia were up 0.3 per cent in October and 0.9 up in the year so far.

Meanwhile, tourism throughout Spain rose last month by 4.2 per cent year-on-year, driven mostly by rising visits from Holland, Scandinavia and Italy.

Catalonia was the most popular destination, followed by the Canaries, the Balearic Islands and Andalucia.

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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