Palma.—The Balearic Islands is the fourth most popular holiday destination for Spaniards not wanting to go abroad this summer, an study on Tourism and the Internet reported yesterday.

In the research carried out in collaboration with the Markets Investigation Institute, 8 out of every 10 Spaniards are to go on holiday this summer, with 81 percent of holiday makers saying in response to the survey that they would be heading for the coast, the largest amount of them to Andalusia.

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The head of in Spain, Elena Patiño said that after Andalusia, the second most sought-after destination would be Valencia, followed by Catalonia, The Balearics and Galicia.

Separately, of the 84 percent of the Spaniards who said they are planning a summer holiday, 43 percent said they would be going abroad. The top three favourite destinations in the international ranking were Italy, France and the United Kingdom.

And, those Spaniards heading overseas this summer will apparently be spending an average of 1'793 euros on a family holiday.