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Brits seeking 'new' romantic destinations

26 January 2009 11:56

Brits seeking 'new' romantic destinations

Romantic Britons looking ahead to Valentine's Day next month are likely to choose typical city breaks to go on holiday, according to experts.

European cities such as Rome, Paris and Venice are always popular around Valentine's Day, although the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) has claimed that British holidaymakers are also booking more trips "off the beaten track".

A spokesman for the AITO said: "A city break is particularly popular, more so than anything lengthier. You still have very much the old favourites, such as Paris, Rome and Venice… but other European destinations are definitely coming up stream."

He said that cities such as Reykjavik are proving popular with couples.

"It's a little bit off the beaten track because people want to do something a little bit different – they are so well travelled at this point; they have done a lot of the major cities and now they want something a bit different."

And, although not extremely romantic in itself, travel insurance is vital for anyone heading overseas in order to cover themselves should anything go wrong.