PRN: dealchecker.co.uk: Brits Turn to Spain for Great Deals in 2012
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.
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 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 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 GaudÃ'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.