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According to Spanish online travel agency Rumbo, Mallorca is well ahead of other destinations in Spain when it comes to holiday bookings in September and October.

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For reservations made through Rumbo, 48% have been for Mallorca. Then come Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Minorca in that order.

The OTA notes that there is a growing trend for travel in September and October, especially among couples, who account for 60% of bookings. A milder climate, less crowding and more competitive prices are reasons.