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Record number of foreign tourists descend on Spanish shores

March 25, 2014

A record number of tourists travelled to Spain last month - January 2014 - with 3.1 million foreigners making their way to the country, a rise of 12.3 per cent on the previous highest-ever figure of 2.9 million, seen in January 2008.

Interestingly, the sharpest rise in foreign holidaymakers were the French with a year-on-year increase of 19.5 per cent, according to the survey Tourist Movements across Borders released last week by the ministry of industry, energy and tourism (FRONTUR).

Whilst British nationals were once again the most prevalent visitors to Spain in January, accounting for 32.8 per cent of tourists from abroad, nearly 553,000 travellers and 9.2 per cent more than last January.

Marc Pritchard Sales and Marketing Manager  for leading Spanish house builder  Taylor Wimpey España   comments,

"Ranked the third most popular tourist destination in the world, Spain remains a resilient holiday destination, popular with foreign travellers whatever the market conditions. The record number of tourists welcomed in January 2014 continues the positive trend in arrivals witnessed in 2013 when a record 60.66 million arrived on Spanish shores. 

"Indeed in line with growth in tourism so too we have seen growth in the second home market in Spain over the last 12 months. The introduction of new and expanded air routes such as EasyJet increasing the number of flights it operates from Germany to destinations such as Alicante this year, is a real sign of confidence, both from FTSE 100 companies and individuals alike, in the market.

"The Costa Blanca in particular is one Spanish destination that has performed very well on the property front, offering one of the most famous coastlines and climates. 

We may only be two months in but here at Taylor Wimpey España, we have experienced an extremely positive start to 2014 indicating a great year ahead."

Dissecting the FRONTUR survey data further, it reveals that package holidays accounted for 28.5 per cent of travellers in January, 11.9 per cent more than last year, whilst the remaining 71.5 per cent opted for a ´DIY´ trip, representing a rise of 12.5 per cent on January 2013.

So for those looking to 'Do It Yourself' and purchase your own slice of the Spanish sunshine, why not check out what Taylor Wimpey España has to offer?

Brisas de Alenda Golf   is a beautiful residential development on the Costa Blanca offering 3 bedroom townhouses with generous private gardens, communal swimming pool and a club house as well as a gym, bar and restaurant all available from just €145,000 + VAT. 

Designed to optimize the light and the space with the best finishes and facilities, the Brisas de Alenda townhouses enjoy a peaceful location adjacent to the Alenda Golf Course while the wonderful white sands of the Costa Blanca are a mere 15 minute drive away.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit . If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 0034 971 70 69 72.

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