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Ibiza echoes to chillout beats to suit older ravers

By Neil Lancefield

Ibiza's reputation as Europe's top destination for the UK's young revellers is at risk as visitors are getting older, new figures show.

Travel agent Thomas Cook reported that millennials are moving away from the Spanish island in favour of more affordable clubbing experiences in Greece.

Over the past five years, one in six bookings have shifted from those under 30 to those aged 30-39, the firm said.

Many of Ibiza's former ravers are still making their annual pilgrimage to the White Isle, but are now in their 30s with more spending money and changing tastes.

This has led to a rise in demand for wellness sessions in the day, VIP party experiences at night and designer hotels, according to Thomas Cook.

Tony Hopkins, Thomas Cook's UK product director, said: "The happy hardcore of the Nineties and early 2000s is giving way to chillout beats to suit a growing band of thirty-somethings and their young families."

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