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Winners and losers of British tourist traffic

13/05/2009 10:07

Leading cheap flight site Skyscanner reveals this summer’s fastest growing destinations for British holidaymakers, and those that are losing out. With anti-eurozone sentiment still strong, it seems that Brits are increasingly looking to non-euro destinations for their summer holidays this year.


Thailand, the USA and Portugal are the top three climbers; at the other end of the scale, the Czech Republic, Ireland and Cyprus have had the greatest drop in popularity.

Going Up – the biggest rising summer holiday destinations for Brits
1. Bangkok, Thailand (+271%)
2. Los Angeles, USA (+170%)
3. Porto, Portugal (+163%)
4. Dalaman, Turkey (+160%)
5. Orlando, USA (+158%)
6. Istanbul, Turkey (+157%)
7. Sharm El Sheik, Egypt (+156%)
8. Bodrum, Turkey (+153%)
9. Burgas, Bulgaria (+152%)
10.Oslo, Norway (+143%)

Biggest rises in flight searches on for summer 09 (May 1st-Aug 30th) compared to summer 08. Flights from UK airports. It’s a telling sign that with the exception of Portugal’s Porto, the destinations that have experienced the biggest growth in interest are all non-euro destinations. 


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