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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.
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
18 November 2016
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.
17 November 2016
London mayor Sadiq Khan has signalled his support for a legal challenge to the expansion of Heathrow airport.