Spain recorded its highest visitor numbers to date in the first half of 2013, according to a report from TravelMole.
Over 34 million international tourists visited the region - the highest figure on record, according to government statistics. July 2013 was also a record month with 7.9 million international tourists travelling to Spain, representing a 2.9 per cent year-on-year increase.
The U.K. saw a 3.4 per cent yearly increase in visitors to Spain in July 2013 and this period accounted for almost a quarter (23.3 per cent) of all international visitors.
Canaltime, the narrowboat brand developed in 1997 to offer timeshare holidays afloat on the UK’s waterways, has been acquired by CLC World Resorts & Hotels; its four locations bringing the number of resorts in the company’s rapidly expanding worldwide portfolio to 32.
Travel website, TravelMole, has reported that average airfares are rising at a slower rate, holiday prices are flat, while the cost of holiday insurance has risen year-on-year.
The trends are revealed in the latest Consumer Prices Index (CPI), compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Between June and July 2013, airfares rose by 13.9% year-on-year, far slower than the corresponding rise a year ago of 21.7%.
Long-haul flights and some European flights saw the slowest rate rises.
In an unforeseeable natural disaster, one of the 26 buildings at the Summer Bay Resort property in Orlando, Florida was affected by a sinkhole on Tuesday.