Holiday bookings up 35% in Spain amid budding recovery
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The group was apparently looking for another Holiday Inn property to buy about a year ago when Peter Walstra, of managing company Hill Hotel Group LLC, convinced its members to consider the Holiday Inn West in Kalamazoo. Hill Hotel Group manages the Holiday Inn in Grand Rapids and will manage the inn here. “We are excited to bring Holiday Inn West on board and we have great plans on the horizon for this property and its current staff,” Walstra said in a prress release. “We hope to retain the talent and intend to continue this journey with them by joining our team together to further grow Holiday Inn West.” Twenty-five years ago, Walstra was involved with the Hollies Group, a previous owner of Holiday Inn West, so he was familiar with the property, said Tim Rayman, director of hotels for Greenleaf Hospitality Group . “They were eager to be in West Michigan,” Rayman said of the investment group. And they first approached Greenleaf Hospitality a year ago, he said. The deal was closed late Friday morning. Rayman said Greenleaf remains committed to the Radisson Plaza in downtown Kalamazoo and all its retail and restaurant outlets, as well as to its Wings Stadium and Wings West properties.
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The number of Spaniards going on a week-long holiday is on the up Also, the report confirms that Spaniards tend to book their holidays at the very last minute. In fact, just over half (60%) of all respondants booked their annual vacation in May and June. In what regards destinations, most locals will swarm destinations within the country’s borders to save money on flight connections. Among these, Ibiza tops the ranking of favourite destinations. Elsewhere, the UK and iconic holiday cities in Italy are also mentioned as favourite holiday spots abroad. Bookings to European travel destinations account for 45% of all reservations, with London coming out on top in the ranking of preferred holiday spots. Accordingly, Spain still holds great appeal for European holidaymakers. A glance at the ranking of foreign visitor arrivals shows that Britons will flight en masse to the Spanish Costas yet another summer. Italians and French visitors trail behind, the figures show.
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