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19 December 2012 10:39
Many Britons will see in the new year in New York, according to a poll
New York is the most popular destination for Britons looking to bring in the new year abroad, research has shown. Travel agent Sunshine.co.uk revealed the Big Apple topped a list of locations for people planning to spend New Year's Eve overseas.
Researchers quizzed 1,427 people who were planning a getaway, with 56% of them saying they were doing so because New Year's Eve is "always disappointing in the UK". Most of them (72%) have never celebrated new year outside the UK. Behind New York, Koh Phangan in Thailand, Paris, Barcelona and Las Vegas were the other most popular locations, with Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Toronto and Venice among the others. Wherever revellers choose to go, they should secure comprehensive
travel insurance for peace of mind amid all the celebrations.
Sunshine.co.uk co-founder Chris Clarkson said: "I always think there's a great amount of pressure to make sure you do something spectacular on New Year's Eve, to see in the next year in style. However, this means it can often be disappointing, as you build something up just to wind up having a few pints in your local."
28 April 2017
Holidaymakers will be able to jet off to eight new destinations from Belfast next summer, following the expansion of a budget airline.
27 April 2017
The port city of Liverpool is to be the starting point of the biggest round the world ocean race.
26 April 2017
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25 April 2017
Researchers recently suggested cycling could reduce the risk of cancer - and now a campaign has launched urging people to get on two wheels.
22 April 2017
The flag for Britain will be flown on a global scale at the forthcoming Clipper Round the World Race.
21 April 2017
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20 April 2017
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19 April 2017
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14 April 2017
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13 April 2017
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12 April 2017
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11 April 2017
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