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Couples 'biggest travelling group' in Britain

26 January 2009 08:32

Couples 'biggest travelling group' in Britain

British couples are the group most likely to go on a holiday in the UK.

That is according to VisitBritain, which has said that almost 58 million couples took an overnight trip last year.

Elliott Frisby of VisitBritain noted that one of Britain's main attractions is its rich history.

He said that many couples particularly like to visit the north of England when they are looking for somewhere to enjoy a romantic break.

"The windswept north of England has always been a hot romantic getaway," he commented.

Mr Frisby went on to say that couples can visit places such as the Yorkshire moors, which were "immortalised by Bronte's Wuthering Heights", or in Whitby, which has "gothic associations, cliff and beachside walks".

Statistics from the United Kingdom Travel Survey revealed that in the four month period from January to April this year, 32.9 million overnight trips were made by UK residents in the UK.