Travellers first started flocking to Spain for their annual holiday in the 1960’s with cheap “package” holidays to the “costas.”. Nearly half a century later, holidaymakers are still choosing this popular country as their No 1 holiday destination – though the type of holiday, location and method of booking has somewhat changed, with many opting to stay in luxury private villas in non-tourist locations Pierdom.
For over forty years Spain has been one of the most popular destinations in the world for holidays. Holidays to this popular destination took off way back in the 1960’s with the introduction of the “package” holiday – with tour operators offering the all inclusive package of flights, accommodation and even car hire – and all at great prices. The “costas” were the most popular destinations, where holidaymakers would soak up a couple of weeks of sea, sun and sangria in their holiday apartment block.
Nearly fifty years on, with its days of guaranteed sunshine and good prices for food and drink, Spain continues to be one of the most popular holiday destinations, attracting more than 50 million visitors each year – though the destinations, type of holiday and the way people arrange their holidays has changed.
Most holidaymakers planning a holiday in Spain these days choose to book their holidays independently rather than through a travel agent- making their own flight, accommodation and car hire arrangements.