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.