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24 March 2011 14:50
Many Britons beat the winter blues with a trip to Majorca, according to a study
Figures have underlined the popularity of Majorca for Britons looking to get away for a touch of winter sun.
Carhiremarket.com said more people rented a vehicle for breaks in Palma de Majorca than anywhere else during the 2010/11 winter season.
The figures for last December and this January suggest that many people beating the big freeze with some winter sun would have been taking out
travel insurance for Majorca trips.
The comparison site said that 25% of people opting for a winter fly-drive looked to Spain for their trip.
The Spanish island was followed by Malaga and Alicante, according to the figures.
Many travellers headed to the US, with Orlando appearing among the top 10 destinations.
Anel Brun, product manager for carhiremarket.com, said: "As the Met Office warned late last year that December was almost certainly the coldest since records began, many Brits took to the skies and flew off to sunnier climes."
30 March 2017
People who are taken to a specialist heart centre after suffering cardiac arrest are more likely to live than those taken to a general hospital.
29 March 2017
Writer and comedian David Baddiel recently made a film about how dementia had affected his family and now he has been named an ambassador of a dementia charity.
28 March 2017
Researchers have highlighted a generation gap in treatment quality of leukaemia patients.
25 March 2017
Want to slow down the ageing process? A new drug claims to be able to do just that - and experts have suggested it could be on the market in three years.
24 March 2017
People who drink moderately are less likely to suffer a heart attack, according to a new study.
23 March 2017
Passengers on certain flights into the UK will no longer be able to carry laptops and tablets like iPads in their hand luggage.
22 March 2017
Mountaineers looking to scale the world's highest peak may need to shell out for a GPS device, according to Nepal's tourism chief.
21 March 2017
The effects of being in skyscrapers, at concerts or even walking on wobbly bridges could help scientists understand the experiences of dementia sufferers, researchers are claiming.
18 March 2017
A young actor has released pictures of a lump on her throat that turned out to be thyroid cancer, with hopes the image will raise awareness and alert others who may be suffering from the disease.
17 March 2017
A "promising treatment" for aggressive blood cancer needs more evidence of its effectiveness before NHS doctors will be able to prescribe, a watchdog is warning.
16 March 2017
Millions of Brits are opting for coach holidays over jet-setting and cruises, new research indicates.
15 March 2017
Thousands of flights to and from America's north east have been cancelled in preparation for a "life-threatening" storm poised to hit the country.