Palma.—The Balearic tourist industry, resort businesses and even local residents have for the past few years been blaming the rising popularity of all inclusive holidays in the British and German markets for the demise of the local economy. But, according to a report published yesterday by the Spanish travel agency Voyage Prive, the Spanish can not get enough of all inclusive holidays either this year.

Single payment
The director general of Voyage Prive Spain, Sebastien Bouillet, reports all inclusive holidays have been becoming increasingly popular for quite some time now in Spain because Spaniards like the idea of being able to make a single payment for their holiday, because it makes it easier for them to control their funding.

What the Spanish also find extremely appealing is the wide offer of attractions and activities which come as part of an all inclusive package.
All inclusive package prices also suit most Spaniards' budgets because of the worsening recession.
A report released yesterday indicates that, despite the crisis, 60 percent of Spaniards are determined to go on holiday this summer. 26.9 percent of them intend to spend their holidays with their family while 23.3 percent intend to quite simply relax.

Limit growth
This shows a marked swing in the holiday habits of the Spanish who for years have been very critical of the all inclusive holiday industry with a wide section of the tourist sector claiming that they did not want it and even tried to persuade the government to introduce legislation to limit the growth of the market.


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