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1. Outbound Spanish travel spend to reach US$64bn in 2021
Spanish outbound tourism is expected to grow from US$47.9bn this year to US$64bn by 2021, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6%. GlobalData’s report revealed that Spain’s economy has been growing for 17 consecutive quarters, and as a result Spanish tourists are likely to have more disposable income to travel abroad. Between 2017 and 2019, expenditure grew 12.1% from US$38.1bn to US$47.9bn, indicating the growing profitability of Spain as a source market. Spain’s increasing growth in outbound expenditure is one of the highest in Europe.
2. Health tourism brings almost 1 million visitors to Turkey
Almost 1 million travellers visited Turkey for health tourism in 2018, with the country’s thermal springs attracting visitors from around the world. According to the Thermal Health and Tourism Association, Turkey is one of the world’s top seven countries for thermal springs, with about 1,500 natural hot spring water resources.
3. New Zealand, Canada and Australia top over 40’s bucket list
The average person aged over 40 still has seven countries to visit on their travel bucket list, according to a poll by Rough Guides. The survey of 2,000 adults found that respondents had only visited a quarter of the countries they dream of going to, with more than six in ten already looking forward to at least one trip abroad in 2019. New Zealand, Canada and Australia topped the destination list.
4. 80% of travellers struggle with sleep
A new study commissioned by IHG Hotels & Resorts has revealed that four in five (80%) of travellers struggle to sleep when away from home. Findings showed that average business travellers lose around 58 minutes of sleep each night when staying away from home – averaging just 5 hours and 17 minutes of sleep – with the biggest causes of restless sleep being different environment (44%), unfamiliar noises (35%) and working late (35%).
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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