Alicante takes the top flight destination spot for Brits travelling abroad in 2012 it has been revealed by price comparison website dealchechecker.co.uk.
Up five places from last year, Alicante has always been a popular destination, offering great value getaways. A fall in local prices on everything from a restaurant meal to sun cream combined with the fact that the pound is at a two year high against the euro has made the Costas even more affordable this year according to an annual survey conducted by the Post Office.
Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Manager of Taylor Wimpey España comments,
“In today’s holiday market, people are looking for the best available deals to get the most for their money, and places like Alicante offer just that. To highlight just how affordable, the recent Post Office Survey highlighted Spain as the second cheapest destination with a price of £37.72 for eight everyday items. In tough economic times, holiday makers prefer to stick to what they know and the cheaper cost of travel and living in Spain will make the country even more attractive to bargain hunters this year.”
Last year, over 286 million overnight stays were registered in Spanish hotels, representing an increase of 6.4% over the previous year, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE). Indeed, this trend looks set to continue according to a recent report from low cost airline Jet2.com and package holiday specialist, Jet2holidays where 1 in 3 sun seekers stated that they will be heading to the Iberian nation for their main holiday in 2012.
Making travelling to Spain even easier this year, Vueling, Spain’s low cost airline, announced it is adding two new destinations to its list seeing new flights from Cardiff Airport to Alicante and Palma, Mallorca this summer.
“This is excellent news for Spain. These routes are to very popular holiday destinations and have the potential to significantly increase traffic to Spain. We are even more excited by the increase in passenger numbers this year as we have just completed the purchase of an amazing and unique first line plot of land with direct beach access in Villajoyosa between Alicante and Benidorm. All south facing apartments and townhouses will have sea views with Paraiso beach, only 150 feet away. This kind of location has not been seen on the international second home market for years and we are confident it will be a hit.”
For those who are thinking about making a Spanish property purchase this year on the sunny Costa Blanca, why not take a look at what Taylor Wimpey España has to offer in 2012.
The new Lagunas del Sol development, a residential complex set in a beautiful rural area and located close to the heart of Rojales is made up of townhouses designed in a natural setting and very close to the beautiful beaches that this area is famous for.
The properties have been built on two floors with 2 or 3 bedrooms, a garden, private parking and outstanding views towards the swimming pools and gardens available now from €114,920.
The Calpesol residential complex in Calpe, Costa Blanca perfectly matches buyer’s needs. Comprised of stunning houses with gardens, this development affords communal swimming pools and three bedroom and two bathroom properties with roofed sun terrace and private parking costing from just €165,000 + NO VAT until 29th February 2012.
The private complex of beautiful 3 bedroom townhouses of Las Brisas de Alenda is located in the peaceful and quiet area adjacent to the Alenda Golf Course while the wonderful beaches of the Costa Blanca are just a 15 minute away.
The Brisas de Alenda Golf complex has generous private gardens, a communal swimming pool and a club house as well as a gym, bar and restaurant costing from just €189,000 + NO VAT until 29th February 2012.
For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.