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03 January 2013 09:13
Britons still love holidaying in Spain, according to a study
Sun-loving holidaymakers headed to Spain this summer with the European country attracting the largest number of British tourists. Skyscanner, a flight search website, said the US, which came second in the list of top holiday destinations last year, had fallen to third place followed by Italy at number four and France in fifth place. Taking a staycation on home soil was the second most popular.
The report into travel trends revealed countries which have been experiencing economic difficulties had seen an increase in British travellers searching for deals on flights before going on to organise their
travel insurance. The number of Brits looking to travel to Greece had risen by 63% from 2011 while 45% more people wanted to fly to Portugal. Flight searches for Italy were also up 38% from last year.
One of the most popular long-haul destinations, along with Thailand, Australia and the UAE, was India. During the summer months, the number of Brits looking for flights to India leaped 66% compared to the previous year with even more wanting to travel there to escape the cold at home with searches rising by 114% during the winter. The steepest rise in searches was Burma, which saw a 125% increase. Sam Poullain, from Skyscanner, said a lot of people had travelled in 2012 despite the bleak economic situation with sunny locations proving popular because of wet weather at home.
24 February 2017
Heathrow airport has issued delay and cancellation warnings, after Storm Doris reached nearly 90mph on its way to batter Britain.
23 February 2017
Bowel cancer could be cut by more than a third amid the development of a one-off screening test, new research suggests.
22 February 2017
Hundreds of thousands of people with a potentially fatal genetic blood condition have yet to be diagnosed with the condition, a charity is warning.
21 February 2017
New technology to provide detailed scans of patients could improve the recovery of people suffering with liver cancer, scientists have said.
18 February 2017
At least 10 Britons have been injured in a speedboat accident off the icy coast of Norway.
17 February 2017
Comedian David Baddiel is trying to highlight the "epidemic" of dementia as a killer of older people in a new documentary.
16 February 2017
The public has spoken and the world's favourite cruises are being honoured by a top cruise review site.
15 February 2017
The collaborative #SkiSafe campaign has been relaunched in a bid to raise safety awareness among winter sports enthusiasts.
14 February 2017
A new "age defying" hormone could offer a breakthrough in preventing kidney and heart disease in people who suffer from diabetes.
11 February 2017
Patients needing new life-saving medication could have to wait two years after the UK leaves the EU, experts are warning.
10 February 2017
Families looking to take a cheap break in the upcoming half term are often sorely disappointed, however new research suggests Cyprus is the best destination for a well-priced trip.
09 February 2017
Europe remains the world's number one region as a travel destination - but tourism growth is slowing down, a travel industry report has said.