Malaga the most popular holiday destination 2010: Malaga is the British Favourite 2010
Malaga and Costa del Sol are the first choice of holiday destinations for British tourists to visit in 2010, closely followed by Tenerife and Alicante, also in Spain. These three destinations, in that order, occupy the top spots on the list of preferences of tourists from the United Kingdom, according to figures and the latest reports from the travel search engine Skyscanner that show the fifty favourite destinations for travelers from airports in Great Britain.
Malaga on the Costa del Sol is the in first place among the most popular holiday destinations and tourist resorts in Europe, having gone up a step from the second place it occupied last year. Malaga is followed in he ranking by Tenerife and Alicante. Spain continues to be the favourite holiday country of the British tourists.
Other Spanish Holiday Destinations like Palma de Mallorca, ranks number eight, and Lanzarote, in ninth place, are also among the top twenty destinations. Another six Spanish destinations, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Murcia, Ibiza, Fuerteventura and Madrid, are also included in the top ten destinations in Spain that are favourites by the British tourists this year.
Judging from the selections made by British tourists they continue to prefer holiday destinations with sunny climate and beaches: Despite the fall of the pound and the real estate collapse British tourists continue to be the most numerous visitors in Spain. The low cost airlines like Ryan Air flying tourists from Great Britain to Spain for almost ridiculous prices must have something to do.
Among the non Spanish destinations in the mentioned Skyscanner report you find Orlando in USA that rose no less than twelve places from 2008 and Dalaman in Turkey, at fourth and fifth place.
The report shows that Costa del Sol in Spain is still going very strong regarding British and European tourism: While there has been a decrease of 13% in British tourist arrivals in Spain, on the Costa del Sol there has only been half that reduction.
It should also be kept in mind that 80% of British tourists who visit the province of Malaga make their reservations by Internet and not through agencies. Likewise, the average expenditure of an English tourist on Costa del Sol is 900 euro, a significantly higher amount than on other European holiday destinations.