More and more Britons headed to Spain this winter for breaks, but according to research, they weren’t content with just staying in one place, as the mild temperatures of the country got visitors exploring by taking fly-drive holidays.
According to figures recently published by Car Hire Market, the Spanish resort city of Palma de Majorca maintained a first-place finish for sites popular with fly-drive holidays, but in a surprise turn, Malaga and Alicante took second and third place, for a Spanish monopoly over the popular travel option.
Beyond Spain and into the New World, holidays in Orlando also came in on the comparison site’s research radar, as popular theme parks such as Walt Disney World and SeaWorld made enough of an impression of fly-drive holidays in Florida for Brits to make the transatlantic trek.
A forecast for a colder-than-usual winter – nearly the coldest on record – certainly pushed Britons closer to warmer climes over the winter months, officials for the company said.
“As the Met Office warned late last year that December was almost certainly the coldest since records began, many Brits took to the skies and flew off to sunnier climes,” said product manager Anel Bruns.
With summer breaks and the additional Royal Wedding holiday fast approaching, Bruns said holidaymakers should book car hire along with flights to avoid missing out on opportunities in their chosen destination.
“If you are a family or just a couple and you need a car that will transport you comfortably around, booking in good time will ensure a hassle free trip to your destination,” Bruns said.