SPAIN is a holiday favourite of Britons, with an amazing 18.5 million visiting the country in 2018. Fears Brexit will cause problems for the holiday hotspot have been stilled by the announcement of a new plan set to save tourism.
Spain is a holiday hotspot for Britons, with 18.5 million visiting the nation in 2018 alone according to the latest figures from The Industry, Trade and Tourism Ministry. However, with the potential of a no-deal Brexit looming on the horizon, there is a growing fear around what this may mean for tourism. Talk of potential European visas and changes to border regulations could make travel to Spain less straightforward for Britons. However, the Spanish government has concocted a plan to help save British tourism in a post-Brexit world.
Behind closed doors, government officials are hard at work navigating a plan that will make sure British tourists can still enjoy their holidays without any issues.
Deputy Minister Jorge Toledo has vowed to secure an aviation deal between the two countries to protect against the potential of widespread disruption to air travel after the UK leaves the bloc.
He explained that the new agreement would be valid regardless of whether the UK left with or without a deal.
According to Toledo, Spain has around four months to secure a back-up plan because airlines tend to make their flight plans one year in advance.
Officials from Tenerife are leading the bid, but have received support from other regions that also rely on tourism including the Balearic Islands.
The country also hopes to ensure a good post-Brexit deal that will support local businesses that rely heavily on the income from tourism.