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TravelSupermarket study reveals Spanish holiday costs are soaring

Seralago HotelA recent analysis by TravelSupermarket shows holidays in Spain are now double the price of ones to Dubai and Florida. The price comparison website’s research team found destinations like Dubai and Orlando were up to 48 per cent less expensive than Menorca, Ibiza and other popular Spanish hotspots.

In an article detailing the huge price differences, TravelSupermarket notes a combination of factors is causing it. The drop in value of the US dollar against sterling makes US holidays cheaper while holiday industry professionals claim this has probably impacted on ones to the Middle East too.

Another reason long haul travel is cheaper for 2018 is what TravelSupermarket’s Emma Coulthurst labelled the ‘Trump Slump’. Since the inauguration of the controversial US president there has been a general decline in travel.

The third reason Spain now offers less bang for the buck is that hotel proprietors have gotten a little avaricious and jacked up their rates. Ms Coulthurst says it is worth going those extra miles at present to ensure you get more for your money.

TravelSupermarket compared the 572-mile trip to Menorca with the eight times as long one to Orlando in Florida. Although Florida is 3,635 miles farther away, a holiday here is £343 per person and £268 cheaper than Menorca.

The article quoted several holiday prices to support its findings. To Orlando, TravelSupermarket cited a 26 May departure from Manchester for a seven-night break at the Seralago Hotel. The same departure airport, date and holiday duration at Los Lentiscos Apartment on Menorca is a whopping £611 a person.

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