New York tops holiday wish list for Brits
British holidaymakers are planning to head for more far away destinations this summer, with New York the most popular option, according to new research.
Data from travel search engine momondo.co.uk shows that long-haul destinations are most popular among Brits for their 2017 summer holidays, with New York on top of the list. But the relaxing breaks don’t come without a price, as more than one in three Brits finds holiday planning stressful.
The data was based on a survey of 1,030 Brits and analysing flight searches for travels during the summer months. And in contrast to the notion of a relaxing summer break, many Brits are looking for a holiday to the city that never sleeps, according momondo spokesperson Neil James Cartwright.
“Across all the searches completed on our site, New York is by far the most popular summer holiday destinations among Brits this year, even though beach holidays are usually the most preferred holiday type,” he said.
“Warm, sunny beach destinations are however not entirely disregarded by the Brits this summer, as the classic destinations of Bangkok, Orlando and Los Angeles can be found high up the list. Then there is Bali, which is this year’s newcomer and fastest riser on the top list. Searches for the exotic Indonesian island have increased with 333 per cent, making Bali the third most popular destination this summer.”
Top 5 most popular destinations for Brits
- New York
- Los Angeles
Highest trending destination
- Bali (+333% increase in searches)
Holiday planning stresses
According to momondo’s international travel survey, the summer holiday is not a completely relaxing event for Brits, with 30 per cent finding holiday planning to be a stressful ordeal.
Cartwright said: “From our latest travel survey we understand that the majority of Brits book their holiday two-three months in advance, and that nearly half the Brits set aside money regularly to be able to afford their holidays. Last-minute planning therefore doesn’t seem to be a trend among the Britons and hence it is surprising to reveal that nearly every third Brit finds holiday planning stressful.”