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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.
27 September 2016
Monarch Airlines says its flights are operating as normal amid fears the firm is in financial trouble.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.
09 September 2016
People travelling to regions affected by the Zika virus outbreak should practise safe sex for at least half a year upon their return, health leaders say.