Demand for Spanish Holiday Apartments Up 24% in May
The holiday accommodation rental company Homelidays registered an increase in their requests for holiday apartments in Spain of 24% during the month of May, compared to the same month of 2011.
The main source of this increase was British tourism, which in May accounted for 63% more apartment bookings than in 2011. Also highlighted, was the significant increase in requests from German holidaymakers (+51%) and also the Dutch (+32%). Moreover, Spanish holidaymakers also chose Spain, with an increase of 20% in local bookings made during the month of May.
The region which most benefited from this increase in demand was Catalonia, with Barcelona experiencing an increase in requests for accommodation in May of 41%, while the Costa Dorada registered an increase of 29%. In line with this, Mallorca and the Costa Brava were also highlighted, with increases of 22% and 21% respectively.
Meanwhile, El Mundo reported that the city of Madrid was also one of the most popular holiday destinations in May with 18% more bookings. Similar figures were also recorded in Cádiz (+17%) and Menorca (+13%).
“May is traditionally a good month for planning summer holidays and there are many who, with the arrival of spring and good weather, start looking for their holiday destinations,” said the sales manager of Homelidays portal in Spain, Laura Rivera-Casares.