Balearics not a favourite with Spanish

THE Balearic Islands is one of the least-favoured destinations amongst Spanish tourists.
Together with La Rioja and Murcia, the Balearic Islands attracted just over one per cent of Spanish tourists during the first three months of the year.
According to the Familitur survey carried out by the National Institute of Statistics, the favourite destinations are Andalucia, Cataluña and Madrid.
Between February and March, business trips increased the most amongst Spanish travellers, and March was the busiest month.
According to the survey, Spaniards made 32.7 million trips in the first trimester of 2015 and stayed away from home an average of 3.2 nights.
The main reason (44 per cent) was to visit family and friends, followed by leisure (37.7 per cent) and business (13.6 per cent).
More than 91 per cent of trips were within Spain, although trips abroad increased 14.2 per cent from March last year and were longer, with eight days on average compared to 2.8 nights for those who remained in Spain. Most stayed in Spain with family and friends, while 21.7 per cent chose hotels, and 17.9 per cent their own properties.

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