“Who wants to be hassled and harangued on their hard-earned holidays? No one.
“Loss for Spain and the EU, gain for the rest of the world and the Brits.”
Indeed, other destinations appear to have increased in popularity for those who have ventured away from their normal holidays to Spain.
“On a whim, we went to Portugal last time instead of our usual annual Spain holiday,” said one holidaymaker.
“We couldn’t believe how much more friendly and welcoming the Portuguese were in comparison, and how much more bang for our buck we got.
“We’re definitely out of the habit now and our eyes have been opened. Croatia is next on the list. I doubt we’ll go to Spain again, to be honest.”
Another said: “I have never been to mainland Spain. Prefer Tenerife where it is warm all year round. More and more people travel further afield and to more exotic places for main holidays.
“Spain is ideal for long weekend breaks. Menorca was a nice family orientated island in the 1980s.”