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Where do Europeans go on holiday?

People gather near beach umbrellas as warm summer temperatures continue in Arcachon, southwestern France, August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau - RTX2LA1G

The Canary Islands, Paris and its surrounds, and Spain’s Catalonia prove the biggest draw. Image: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

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People queue up at a city tour bus stop in front of the Basilica Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, September 13, 2013. Sunseekers spurning unrest in Egypt and Turkey flocked to Spain in record numbers in August, setting the country up for its best-ever year for visitors and giving a boost to the ailing economy. Tourism contributed over 5 percent of Spain's economy or GDP in 2012 and provided around 900,000 jobs, according to Euromonitor, in a country where one in four is out of work, meaning a boost to tourist figures should be good news as other sectors flag. Picture taken September 13, 2013.  REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: TRAVEL BUSINESS) - RTX13WQ6
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