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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."
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