SPANISH destinations continue to remain the firm favourites with British travellers thinking of taking holidays.

Palma took fourth spot in a leading survey of destinations sought by British travellers last month.
Malaga came first, with Alicante, Tenerife – in second and fourth places – occupied the other top spots in the Skyscanner survey, with rankings based on the number of searches for flights on the company website for UK departures.

Despite mixed weather and a five-day closure of airspace caused by the Icelandic volcano, which affected the number of people checking out destinations, Spain remained Number One priority in the focus of the British.

However, local tourist industry officials will have noted that Dalaman in Turkey moved up one place to sixth, immediately behind Faro in Portugal.

London and Dublin also occupied Top 10 positions immediately followed by New York and Amsterdam.
Highest risers in April compared to the previous month were Gerona (+9), Luqa in Malta and Pisa in Italy (+8).

Meanwhile Dubai fell nine places, and Lanzarote six spots.

Other Spanish destinations in the Top 50 were: 12, Barcelona (-1); 14 Ibiza (+5); 18, Lanzarote (-6); 19 Murcia (+1);20, Madrid (+1); 23 Gran Canaria (+1); 27 Gerona (+9) and 47, Fuerteventura (- 5)


This article originally appeared in Euro Weekly News – your favourite English newspaper in Spain.