BRITISH tourists are setting their sights back on Spain after the UK government warned against traveling to Tunisia.
The government’s recommendation left over 300,000 British looking for alternatives to their Tunisia plans, following June’s terrorist massacre.
Furthermore, due to the tenuous economic situation in Greece, Brits have also turned away from traveling to Greece, and have instead chosen to ride the wave of a shaky euro into Spain.
In 2014, nearly a quarter of Spain’s tourists were British, reaching near record levels at over 14 million visitors.
The increase in tourism has also been shown through higher levels of airport traffic, up 3.7% in Spanish airports from this month last year.
However, there are also rising anxieties about terrorism in Spain itself.
Following the hotel beach attacks in Sousse, Tunisia, the Spanish Home Secretary raised the terrorist threat level from a three to a four, on a five-point scale, indicating a ‘high’ risk for attack.