The return to normality is closer than ever thanks to the accelerated vaccination rate throughout the country and the easing of restrictions such as, for example, the elimination of the use of masks in outdoor spaces or the possibility of moving between regions. So, a large percentage of the population is planning to go on vacation this summer, whatever the destination.

According to a recent survey by the plataforma TheFork, 89% of the people surveyed will enjoy a few days of vacation this year. In fact, 47% have decided to go between one and two weeks on vacation and 38% will do so for more than 15 days.

What aspects are most valued when choosing a destination?

But, what does the population value most when choosing a destination? The proximity of the sea (54%), the local gastronomy (48%) or the good weather (40%) are three key factors among the people surveyed. Likewise, sun and beach tourism is once again the preferred one for another year for 57%, followed by mountain, nature and adventure tourism (12%).

81% of those surveyed will travel to Spain this summer.

In this sense, 81% of the population will bet this year on tourism and national gastronomy and will travel through Spain, mainly as a couple (57%), with family (48%) or with friends (32%).

Where will the Spanish population travel this summer?

And what are the chosen destinations? The south of Spain is imposed as the preferred destination to spend a few days of disconnection for 29% of respondents, followed by north of the country (20%), the Balearic Islands (13%), the Levant (9%), the Costa Brava (8%) or the Canary Islands (8%), which remain as the main tourist attractions this year.

Destinations such as Italy (24%) and Portugal (16%) triumph abroad.

Those who will choose to travel abroad this summer due to the relief of mobility restrictions opt for destinations such as Italy (24%), Portugal (16%), Latin America (13%), France (11%) or Greece (8%).

What kind of gastronomy are Spanish looking for?

Regarding the hospitality sector, the survey carried out by TheFork reveals that 77% will go out to restaurants more this summer than in the rest of the year. A) Yes, two out of three diners plan to spend more on eating out and dining out, the average cost being between 25 and 35 euros.

In addition, 35% of the people surveyed plan to make between one and three reservations a week to eat out during their vacations and about half (48%) plan to book more than three times a week. On the other hand, seven out of 10 will choose to book on the terrace instead of indoors and more than half will do so through digital platforms.

Paella and rice are the favorite dish for 62% of the people surveyed.

And what will be the star dishes? Like other years, paella and rice are the preferred option for 62% of the people surveyed during a vacation. In the case of planning holidays on the coast, fish is another of the essential dishes for 47%, followed by salads (45%), seafood (42%) and salmorejo (33%).

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