London, United Kingdom, February 24, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Brits typically start searching for holiday destinations four weeks before they book a holiday. And it’s holidays in Spain and city breaks in Barcelona that they are most interested in, according to online travel agency Holidays-Direct.co.uk.
Other top interests are holidays in Greece, Tenerife and Lanzarote, and the favourite city break destinations following Barcelona are Rome, Dublin and Venice. This is based on the most viewed destinations on www.holidays-direct.co.uk and www.citybreaks-direct.co.uk.
Jon Pearce from Holidays-Direct.co.uk says: “We all know that Brits love holidays in Spain, they have been a favourite for years, as have holidays in Greece. There are plenty of cheap holidays available in both destinations. The other top 10 holiday destinations are the Spanish Islands (the Canaries and Balearics) as well as the Caribbean, Tunisia and Sharm el Sheikh.”
While city breaks in Barcelona top the Citybreaks-Direct.co.uk most viewed list, and city breaks in Rome, Dublin and Venice follow, it’s evident that new cities are beginning to attract Brits too. City breaks in Prague and Krakow make the top 10 as seventh and fifth respectively.
“Many of our customers are getting more interested in the Eastern European cities, there is so much to discover and they are so different from cities in Western and Southern Europe. City breaks in Krakow are fifth most viewed on the Citybreaks-Direct.co.uk website.
“Both Krakow and Prague are filled with historical and cultural sights, which will keep holidaymakers busy not just for a short break but for a longer holiday too.
“And people don’t necessarily want to go that far for a short break; city breaks in Dublin and Edinburgh are also very popular. Both cities are so easy to get to but still offer a change from home, a quick break from everyday life which is what city breaks are all about,” Jon Pearce explains.
The top holiday destinations on Holidays-Direct.co.uk (based on most viewed pages)
5. Sharm el-Sheikh
7. Malta and Gozo
The top city break destinations on CityBreaks-Direct.co.uk (based on most viewed pages)
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