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Spain 'still affordable for holidaymakers'

Those planning a stag do in the coming months are no doubt well aware of the weakness of the pound against the euro, but they should not be put off visiting traditional holiday hotspots such as Spain, it has been claimed.

With the current unfavourable exchange rates well publicised in the media, stag parties could be forgiven for ditching plans to hold their celebrations in top European cities like Madrid or Barcelona.

However, director of commercial at The Co-operative Travel Shaun Hinds insisted that travellers should not be put off, with the price of food, drink and accommodation in Spain having "held steady" despite increases in many other European countries.

Indeed, according to the trivago Hotel Price Index published last month, the price of a hotel room in Barcelona fell by ten per cent from February to March, with the average cost of a room in Madrid also down during the period.

The two cities might therefore prove to be viable stag weekend destinations after all, particularly for football fans who can precede a night partying in Spanish bars with a trip to the famous Bernabeu or Nou Camp stadiums.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19116270-ADNFCR