'UK travellers visiting more "exotic" destinations'
26 January 2009 09:59
UK travellers are branching out to emerging economies outside Europe, according to the Association of British Travel Agents.
Frances Tuke, spokesperson for the firm, said that emerging economies, such as Brazil, Vietnam and India, have seen the biggest growth in popularity with British tourists over the last few years.
She states that these countries are sometimes called "risk destinations" because of the health precautions that have to be taken before these countries are visited.
The reasons for their appeal are because more money has been spent on tourism so they provide better services and they are generally more "exotic".
Holidaymakers travelling to these so called risk destinations should make sure they are covered for any illness they may pick up by taking out suitable travel insurance.
Research carried out by the World Travel and Tourism council found that Africa, and the Middle East are experiencing higher growth rates than the world average, while the Americas and Europe have falling below this average.