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Spanish tourism sector heats up as Brits head to Spain for summer

Spain has enjoyed four consecutive years of record-breaking numbers of foreign tourists and 2017 is set to be the fifth year of historical highs.

The Iberian nation has already welcomed 20 million visitors so far this year (Jan – April 2017), an increase of 11.6% over the same period last year according to the Frontier Tourism Survey from the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

Accounting for almost a quarter of those who have visited Spanish shores this year are Brits – 4.3 million, up 9.6% from the previous year with the latest figures by BNP Paribas International also highlighting the British mania for Spain with 23% of UK property buyers planning to accelerate their purchases in Spain.

Indeed, Spain has been for many decades the number one choice for Brits to buy a holiday home overseas. ONS data released earlier this month revealed that Spain is home to 296,000 British citizens, the largest number of Brits residing outside the UK in Europe.

And if this year’s tourism figures are anything to go by, not even Brexit will dampen the British love of sun, sea, sand and Sangria in Spain!

“Whilst no one knows quite what the eventual Brexit agreement will look like, it’s clear by the publication of this data that the 300,000 British citizens living in Spain are being considered, as indeed are the 116,000 Spanish citizens living in the UK. And having been operational in Spain since 1958, we at Taylor Wimpey Spain remain at the disposal for any Brits looking to make Spain their home.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales & Marketing Manager, Taylor Wimpey España

Early figures from leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España confirm that the outlook for buying a property in Spain in 2017 remains positive.

“We made significant progress in the Spanish market last year by delivering a double operating profit to a massive of £20.6 million for 2016 and by completing 304 homes. The first half of the year has been extremely encouraging and with demand set to rise further throughout summer 2017, our outlook for the year is extremely positive.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales & Marketing Manager, Taylor Wimpey España

Perfectly timed to meet this steady recovery of the second homes market and increasing number of British visitors, Taylor Wimpey España has recently completed the completion of brand new apartments to enjoy this summer.

The new  Marina Golf residential complex is located next to the Santa Ponsa III Golf Club on the beautiful island of Mallorca. Prices start from just €590,000 + VAT and every townhouse has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, double-glazing, a security door, TV aerial and satellite dish.

All the homes enjoy views over the golf course and a large communal garden where buyers can spend sunny Mallorca days and warm Mediterranean evenings.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.

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