The economic situation has already affected many Spaniards’ holiday plans. Figures show that fewer are travelling abroad, take shorter holidays when they do and stay closer to home. Many travel agents are offering “two for the price of one” to woo back their customers, who often find it cheaper to make their own arrangements on the Internet. A spokesman for the Association of Spanish Travel Agencies warned that smaller agencies are already beginning to shut up shop because of the drop in demand for their services.
TRAVEL INDUSTRY FEELS THE BITE