COVID changes the Spanish holidays: the last minute goes off


This step to purchase last minute is motivated, according to Hilario Garrudo, a clinical psychologist specialized in new technologies and associated behaviors, by “The uncertainty that the pandemic has brought. We are being very cautious and we are changing our lifestyle ”.

Benidorm, among the most popular destinations.

According to Garrudo, the Spaniards “have made a readjustment of our daily life by noting the prolongation of the crisis, and we have said‘enough, I have to leave’”.

“People have been waiting for the end, and it is a logical, rational and cautious reaction. On a psychological level it seems very important to me that people go out, that they relate to other people, because we do not know how long this situation can last”, he clarifies

According to the study, during the first weekend of August, the entries in accommodation have reached 85% of the total for the same period last year.

Likewise, it highlights that communities such as Asturias have grown notably in this summer from the coronavirus, and also highlights that the number of searches for August has increased by 79% over the same week of 2019, “As a result of the change from the traditional agency client to the online agency, within the pandemic scenario”.

Regarding volume, lThe destinations chosen for this month of August by Spanish tourists do not vary rit iscompared to previous years: Benidorm, Salou and Peñíscola lead the reserves, followed by other coastal towns such as Roquetas, Lloret de Mar, Torremolinos and Benalmádena, just ahead of Cambrils, Matalascañas and Playa del Inglés, thus completing the Top 10.

The Costa del Sol, the Costa Brava, the Costa de la Luz and the Costa Dorada are preferred in August among national customers, according to the study.

“Once we cannot count on the international client in August, the national consumer is the one who will sustain the majority of destinations during these dates,” says the general director of Destinia.