'Formigal is just a flight away' from Gatwick Airport
Wed, 09 Feb, 2011
Gatwick Airport's services to the Pyrenees have been promoted for winter sports fans.
Carmen Hernandez Gomez of the Spanish Tourism Office noted that trips to the skiing resort of Formigal are now "just a flight away" for those who travel via the facility.
Her comments came as she predicted which destinations in the country would be popular with holidaymakers in 2011.
Ms Hernandez Gomez stated that "interest" in Spain's culinary offerings has prompted growth in demand for areas in the north and made particular mention of Galicia, Leon and Asturias.
She went on to explain that city breaks are also being favoured by visitors to the country.
"Places like Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Oviedo, San Sebastian and Barcelona offer the chance to see art, do shopping, sample lovely food and wine, and all under the Spanish sun," the industry expert said.
The country's Costa Brava also received praise for its natural beauty in a recent Daily Mail article.