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HotelsCombined

March 31, 2010 03:27 ET

Where Spanish Travelers Are Headed in 2010

HotelsCombined.es Reports the Top Ten Domestic and International Cities Spanish Residents Are Traveling to in 2010

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) -  HotelsCombined -- the world's leading hotel search engine -- reports the top 10 domestic and international travel destinations for Spanish residents in 2010. Statistics are based on the Web site's current booking leads for the upcoming year. Madrid and Barcelona top the list for domestic destinations while London and New York City rank highest for international destinations.

 
Top 10 Domestic Destinations for Spanish Travelers in 2010
Top Cities Average Room Rate (EUR) Average Night Stay Percent of Domestic Travel Total Hotels on HotelsCombined.es
1. Madrid EUR 75 2.2 8.0% 575
2. Barcelona EUR 75 2.3 4.0% 791
3. Granada EUR 59 2.3 2.3% 152
4. Benidorm EUR 67 3.5 1.9% 221
5. Seville EUR 63 2.4 1.9% 187
6. Gran Canaria EUR 67 4.8 1.8% 395
7. Valencia EUR 66 2.1 1.4% 121
8. Mallorca EUR 72 3.4 1.2% 1,042
9. Cordoba EUR 63 2 1.2% 78
10. Tenerife EUR 77 4.8 0.9% 364
         
         
Top 10 International Destinations for Spanish Travelers in 2010
Top Cities Average Room Rate (EUR) Average Night Stay Percent of International Travel Total Hotels on HotelsCombined.es
1. London EUR 89 3.7 4.3% 1,420
2. New York EUR 128 6.5 4.2% 599
3. Paris EUR 102 3.5 3.5% 1,721
4. Rome EUR 92 3.6 2.6% 1,933
5. Berlin EUR 74 3.9 1.7% 923
6. Lisbon EUR 63 3 1.4% 218
7. Milan EUR 87 2.6 1.1% 415
8. Prague EUR 61 3.9 1.1% 756
9. Amsterdam EUR 84 3.4 1.0% 414
10. Marrakech EUR 70 4 1.0% 584
         

It comes as no surprise that the capital city Madrid ranks as the number one domestic destination for Spanish travelers in 2010. According to the Instituto Nacional de Estadística, the number of accommodations in Madrid is increasing at an ever-faster rate as the city works hard to meet travelers' demands. Recently, the quality of the accommodations in Madrid has even received national and international recognition.

London and New York City are repeat top destinations for international travelers and HotelsCombined General Manager Michael Doubinski comments, "For 2010, we are seeing a continued popularity in trips to London and New York City. Specifically, London repeatedly ranks first for international destinations, offering vacationers opportunities to experience such landmarks as Piccadilly Circus, The Palace of Westminster and Buckingham Palace."

Spokesperson Eileen Geibig, PR Manager Europe at Visit London remarked, "We believe what Spanish visitors find most exciting about London is its diversity -- London offers them something for every taste, every budget and every age."

Of the top 10 international travel destinations, eight of those cities are within Europe, indicating a strong desire among Spanish residents to stay close to home. The destinations outside of the continent include New York City, one of the top travel destinations worldwide, and Marrakech in Morocco, Spain's closest African country.

Online media release with destination lists: http://press.hotelscombined.es/Press-Releases/Where-Spanish-Travelers-Are-Headed-2010.php.

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