Turkey and Egypt reign as the ‘hot’ destinations for Brits, says report

Turkey and Egypt reign as the ‘hot’ destinations for Brits, says report

Turkey and Egypt are more popular than ever and bookings will continue to increase further in 2011. According to statistics from American Express Global Foreign Exchange Services, Turkey and Egypt are growing in popularity month on month, year on year, proving more popular than ever before. The report showed that British holidaymakers travelled to familiar destinations this summer, with 2009’s favourites and long-haul destinations holding firm in 2010. Meanwhile, long-haul favourites such as Mexico and New Zealand also proved popular this year particularly in August as Brits sought guaranteed sunshine. “Turkey and Egypt are growing in popularity year on year as holiday destinations for Brits,” said Terry Perrin, director of trading and business development at American Express Global Foreign Exchange Services. “This trend only looks set to increase further in 2011, ensuring they will continue to be the top holiday hotspots for at least another year. With the sun shining in July, people were happy to stay and enjoy the British weather while it lasted. However, as August brought colder temperatures people sought guaranteed sunshine.” Elsewhere, the report found that as the pound is beginning to regain against the dollar, Brits are once again starting to look at the US as a top holiday destination. “With the current volatile economic climate, we’re finding that holidaymakers are choosing all-inclusive destinations - which are more common with long-haul trips – to ensure that they know exactly what they will be spending on their holiday before they leave,” added Perrin. “They then don’t need to worry about exchange rate fluctuations or how much they will be spending on their holiday.”

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