dealchecker.co.uk: Brits Turn to Spain for Great Deals in 2012
LONDON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
-dealchecker.co.uk has seen a substantial increase in the number of people
using their comparison tool to search for cheap Spanish holidays-
Travel comparison website dealchecker.co.uk [http://www.dealchecker.co.uk ] has seen a
significant jump in the number of people searching for flights to Spain in the first
quarter of 2012 compared to the same time last year. This is due to the large number of
cheap deals available on Spanish holidays, making it an attractive destination during
uncertain economic times.
The first quarter of 2012 saw a 66 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of
people searching for flights to Spanish destinations, and a 119 per cent increase in
searches for flights to Barcelona. Eight of the website’s top 20 search terms were related
to Spain [http://www.dealchecker.co.uk/cheap-holidays/spain.html ] or specific Spanish
destinations, and dealchecker.co.uk saw a particular rise in searches for Spanish
all-inclusive holidays in this period.
Package holidays offer consumers better value for money than independent bookings
because all costs are often included, from travel, accommodation and car hire down to
small daily expenses such as food and drink. This reduces the traveller’s chance of going
over their budget and ensures they get the cheapest deal on every aspect of their holiday.
At the moment these holidays are even better value since the pound is enjoying the best
exchange rate against the euro since November 2008.
Barcelona’s growth in popularity reflects its status as the second-largest city in
Spain and the largest European settlement on the Mediterranean Sea. It is also near the
laid-back coastline of Costa Brava, which National Geographic named one of the top
destinations of 2012. In addition to beaches, Barcelona features trendy bars and
restaurants, a lively nightlife and world-class museums. Architect Antoni Gaudi’s
influence is visible all around the city, from the unique Sagrada Familia Cathedral -
currently under construction but open to visitors – down to the richly patterned pavement
tiles in use across Barcelona.
Mark Attwell, MD of dealchecker.co.uk, comments: “It is more important than ever for
travellers to do their research and get the best deal on their holidays. Anywhere in the
eurozone will offer value at the moment but Spain’s package holidays boast a rich variety
of destinations to suit any budget, from the cultural buzz of Barcelona to the famous
beaches of Alicante and the nightlife of the Balearics and Tenerife
dealchecker.co.uk was founded in June 2005. The site is a leading flight,
accommodation, holiday and car hire price comparison service.
dealchecker.co.uk travel partners are industry leaders offering the most competitive
market travel deals. The site displays all relevant partners for each travel selection,
enabling customers to make the most informed choice for their travel arrangements.
dealchecker.co.uk is not a tour operator or travel agent, it does not sell any travel
products. When a travel selection is made, the final transaction is completed in
real-time, direct with the operator or agent that the customer has chosen.
http://www.dealchecker.co.uk has developed a crisp user-friendly site to meet the
demands of the modern traveller. Alongside the price comparison search and Real Deals the
website provides a price tracker, travel tips, destination content and weather trends.
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