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British PM chooses Lanzarote for Easter break for third year in a row

Spain appears to be preferred destination for David Cameron and his family

David Cameron on vacation in Lanzarote in 2014.
David Cameron on vacation in Lanzarote in 2014.EFE

It would appear that Spain is the favorite vacation destination for British Prime Minister David Cameron. After having chosen the country for practically all of his family getaways, this coming Easter he is planning on traveling once more to the Canary Island of Lanzarote, accompanied by his wife Samantha and their children, Arthur, Nancy and Florence.

Samantha and David Cameron in Ibiza in 2014.
Samantha and David Cameron in Ibiza in 2014.Cordon Press

The Camerons are due to arrive on March 24 and return on March 30.

Granada, Mallorca and Ibiza are among the previous choices of the British PM, but it would appear that their favorite is Lanzarote. This will be the third year in the row that the family has chosen the Canary Island for their Easter break. On this occasion, they will be staying at a hotel in the tourist area of Playa Blanca, on the coast of Yaiza municipality, in the south of the island, according to tourism sector sources.

The British PM and his wife in Palma de Mallorca in 2012.
The British PM and his wife in Palma de Mallorca in 2012.PETER BYRNE (AFP)

Cameron usually spends his vacations like just another tourist. During his visit to Lanzarote in 2014, he flew with low-cost airline Ryanair, and stayed for six days in a converted farmhouse. The politician was photographed during that stay surfing with his children, eating fish in a traditional restaurant and shopping in a nearby supermarket.

When the family left the volcanic island, Lanzarote authorities ordered a study on the repercussion the stay had had. The conclusion was that the impact in the British media had an advertising value worth more than €1.2 million.

English version by Simon Hunter.

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