Staying at friends’ homes prevalent for Spanish travellers

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PEOPLE in Spain travelled 6.1 per cent more than in 2014, according to the latest study released by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

However, the effects of the financial crisis are still visible as 34.6 per cent out of the 46.8 million journeys registered between April and June of the present year were due to visits to relative and friends, 15 points higher than those registered in 2007, when the crisis is assumed to have started.

This change of trend can be clearly seen when analysing the destination of their trips: family and relatives’ homes are the accommodations chosen by 42.7 per cent of travellers in the second three-month period of the year, when travelling within Spain. In addition 25.1 per cent of those surveyed admit they stay at their acquaintances when travelling abroad.

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