Eighty percent of Spaniards are expected to enjoy a few days off this summer. On the other hand, 8% of them will wait until the last minute to make a decision, depending on how much budget they have. There is a small group of 9% who have no plans to travel. This is the result of a study carried out by Jetcost, a search engine for flights and hotels, with the aim of understanding the holiday plans of Spaniards for the upcoming summer season.
The report shows that July is the new favorite holiday month, overtaking August. 40% of Spaniards plan their vacation for the seventh month of the year, while another 35% choose to travel in August. June also sees a rise in popularity with 14% of people choosing to travel at that time, and 10% holding on to their vacation plans until September.
Speaking of vacation length, 32% of people plan to take a trip of up to five days; 27% plan to be away for a week; 25% think they will travel between 8 and 15 days and only 17% consider a trip between 15 days and a month. In terms of spending, the average per capita is 1,085 euros.
Hotels are the most popular choice of accommodation, even more so than renting an apartment. Other possible options include aparthotels, cottages, and camping. When it comes to choosing a mode of transportation, a private car is at the top of the list. The next most chosen options are flying, bus travel, train travel, and sailing.
When it comes to tourist destinations, nearly seventy percent of Spaniards prefer local to international ones. However, there is a small group that combines both types of destinations. Sunny and sandy destinations are the most popular, followed by large cities and then locations further inland or in mountainous areas.
For international travel, Europe remains the best option according to analysis of Jetcost, while Spaniards tend to travel long distances to exotic locations and other popular destinations this year. The most popular European destinations among Spaniards this summer are: Paris, Rome, London, Athens, Amsterdam, Malta, Milan, Berlin, Lisbon and Brussels.
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