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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."
21 October 2016
A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.
20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
14 October 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.
13 October 2016
Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.
12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
04 October 2016
People travelling abroad is on the rise, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
08 October 2016
A hurricane pelting the coast of Florida and described as a 'monster' by a local official has brought chaos to the state, with flights cancelled, homes evacuated and theme parks shut.
07 October 2016
Low-cost airline easyJet says its profits will nosedive as terrorist attacks and air traffic control strikes are taking their toll on the company.