Interesting survey by the AA Travel Insurance in relation to Spain. It may just also reflect the increase in Spanish Property buyers in Ireland in the last few years.
Almost 85% of Irish people are planning a trip abroad for their main holiday this year, up from approximately 75% last year and, for the second year in a row, Spain is the favorite destination of Irish holidaymakers according to a survey carried out by AA Ireland Travel Insurance. 18.3% of the almost 7,000 AA members and customers surveyed stated that a trip to Spain is on the cards for the main holiday this year.
After Spain, the USA (6.44%), Portugal (5.69%), France (5.62%) and Italy (4.36%) round out the top five summer destinations for Irish people in 2017.
“Back in 2012 over four in 10 of our customers were planning a domestic holiday over a foreign break to help keep costs down,” said Conor Faughnan, AA Director of Consumer Affairs. “These latest findings seem to indicate that, for most of us, our economic situation has improved in the last year. While many of those planning a trip abroad are doing so in pursuit of better weather, the continued increase in the number of people opting to holiday outside of Ireland certainly indicates that people are feeling more secure in their employment and their financial situation.”