Spain three times more popular than Greece with UK couples

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NEARLY two-thirds of British couples planning to go on holiday during 2015 will travel to Spain, more than three times as many people than will go to the next most popular destination, Greece.

A whopping 58 per cent of UK holidaymakers will take a sunshine break in Spain, out of season, and stay in a hotel that affords them a healthy spending budget. This is the average British holiday in 2015 according to Monarch Airlines, who surveyed more than 2,000 UK adults about their plans for a holiday. Spain dominated the top 10 choices, with second-placed Greece only being chosen by 17.2 per cent.

“Spain’s popularity amongst those looking for sun, sea and sangria is as strong as ever,” said Ian Chambers, head of retail and online at Monarch Airlines. “It’s also great to see savvy travellers making the most of the exceptional bargains that are to be had outside of the traditional peak season – June is a month that offers the excellent weather conditions of high summer without the crowds.”

The Monarch survey also revealed that the most popular amount of spending money to take on holiday is a very sizeable £400 to £500 per person (€545 to €680).

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