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08-03-2021Morell

Vaccinated Britons Could Spend More Than £10 Billion If Spain Introduces Vaccine Passport Scheme For Summer 2021

New analysis has revealed Spain could be set for a cash boost of more than £10 billion from Britons desperate to return to their favourite holiday destination.

While travel is still banned for the UK, if restrictions allow vaccinated holidaymakers to visit Spain, data shows Brits could spend more than £10,882,093,347 in the country this year.

The prediction is based off of analysis by travel health experts Practio who analysed 10 years of historic Office for National Statistics data, looking at every single trip made out of the country by UK citizens and where they were heading.

Using the in-depth analysis, researchers have been able to forecast the monumental impact adopting a vaccine certificate scheme could have on the tourism industry in Spain.

The data predicted the amount Brits were due to spend in Spain in 2021 as more than £10 billion, but with holidays mostly cancelled in 2020, that number could be significantly higher if the country presses ahead with plans to allow Brits ahead of other countries.

Forecasts predicted 16.9 million visits to the country in 2021 by Brits, a number which could be eclipsed after not accounting for the pandemic and cancelled travel in 2020. The data shows Brits are expected to spend an average of £645 per visit.

Commenting on the research, Dr Jonas Nilsen, managing director and co-founder of Practio said: “We wanted to pull this exhaustive research together to understand UK travel trends over the past ten years, but also to give us an idea of what this means for travel in the future. Travel was mostly out of the question in 2020 and many of us are hoping for its return in 2021. By predicting future trends, we can better equip travellers and businesses that thrive off tourism by helping them to prepare for what's to come and how they can make the most of Brits’ travel habits."

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TNT / Hace 7 months

Wake up call for Brits . You choose to leave the EU. . Then live with the negative and positive consequences . Stop moaning about the disadvantages .

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Paul / Hace 7 months

We have been unable to get to our villa in Mallorca since August of last year. Now plan to arrive later in May assuming the rules don’t change. If we spend 90 days there, taking in June,July and some of August, we then cannot return until late November. Can someone explain to me the sense in this ridiculous ruling and when and if it may change.

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Majorca fan / Hace 7 months

I think the figures will be less than expected from U.K. earnings have suffered from pandemic and most young’uns will not receive 2nd vaccine till end August at current rate. By summer looking at the take all comers approach of Europe political class and the infection case rate rise in Italy Germany and other states the tourists trade in Majorca will be closed by late spring.

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Steve, Son Maties / Hace 7 months

Don't forget to deduct the future losses to our economy once we're in lockdown again from mid-season. That dog bit us hard last year, remember....

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Albert E. / Hace 7 months

My own in-depth analysis says that the Brits will spend less than £10,882,093,347.

Useless research mentioned in a useless news article written by a useless journalist.

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Brian Badonde / Hace 7 months

Great picture showing a guy walking down the beach with an umbrella. Very relevant

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Les / Hace 7 months

Well if these figures are correct? Surely it would be in Spain’s interest to do something about the 90/180 restrictions and do a bilateral deal with the UK to allow free movement for UK citizens?

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