Tourist spending in Spain up 6.7%

The tourism survey Egatur, compiled by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism shows that tourist spending in Spain is up by 6.7% for the first eight months of 2012, compared to the same period last year.

International tourists spent a total of 38 million euros in Spain from January until the end of August and the results show that average daily spending has risen to €107, with British tourists leading the “big spend” with an increase of 6.7% compared to 2011. Second came the Germans, who’ve spent 6 million euros, a 3.1% increase.

Mallorca and the rest of the Balearic Islands have come out top of the list as regards location. Egatur’s survey unveiled an 8.2% increase in spending in the region, amounting to over two million euros, overtaking Catalonia.

Property developers Taylor Wimpey Espana, who also build fractional resorts, report a 76% increase in September property sales already this year, specifically on the Costa Blanca.

Meanwhile, British Airways, easyJet and Monarch are all expanding their winter schedules to Mallorca for 2012/13, which will make escaping to a timeshare resort on the Balearic Islands even more tempting while Britain freezes.

Leading timeshare and fractional developers Club La Costa have a number of contemporary holiday properties at their flagship resort in Mijas Costa, on the Costa del Sol. The resort is ideally located an easy drive from Malaga airport and is very close to top golf courses, shopping, the busy beach town of Fuengirola and the Hippodromo racecourse.

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