Brits flock to Italy and Ibiza

Italy and Ibiza ‘top holiday hotspots’

Britons travelling abroad favoured holidays to Italy and Ibiza this summer, a survey has shown.

Summer 2014 has, however, seen fewer bookings to Brazil and Egypt. Respectively high prices driven driven by the World Cup, and political instability, potentially put off prospective holidaymakers.

This is according to the latest research from lowcostholidays, which says the volume of holidays to Italy increased this year thanks to hotels in the country offering “great value”.

Bookings to Majorca went up by as much as 68% among Britons when compared to last summer, while Ibiza bookings rose by 46%.

Turkey, Greece, Malta and Morocco also proved very popular destinations with travelling Brits.

As for long-haul travel, Orlando in Florida showed a rise of more than 100% compared to last summer, as did the Caribbean, Dubai and Mexico, which could be considered surprising with the already existing popularity of the destinations.

Tim Buckman at lowcostholidays has said he expects Crete and Tunisia to be popular among Britons heading abroad next year (2015) thanks to new flights from the UK making them more convenient destinations.


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