reveals trending destinations

Leading online travel agency,*, has released data that shows the most popular places its British users are searching for as restrictions ease further.

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Beach holidays to Sri Lanka - © Bernard Gagnon - Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0

It's perhaps not surprising that places renowned for seasonal sunshine have seen a huge surge such as Turkey* (up 253%), The Maldives* (up 174%), Egypt* (up 278%) and Sri Lanka* (up 239%).

Interestingly, the results also show that staycations remain popular with British browsers as the top 20 destinations searched for in September are spread across the UK*. The top 10 of these include:

  • London
  • Blackpool
  • Manchester
  • Edinburgh
  • York
  • Liverpool
  • Bournemouth
  • Birmingham
  • Glasgow
  • Brighton & Hove

When it comes to international destinations, the data shows that people are keen to visit much-loved urban* and beach* destinations around the globe. The top 10 international destinations were as follows:

  • Dubai, UAE
  • Paris, France
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • New York, USA
  • Palma, Majorca
  • Rome, Italy
  • Benidorm, Spain
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Malaga, Spain

Ryan Pearson, Regional Manager at, said: "We welcome the new travel rules, which should simplify international travel, whilst at the same time keeping people's health a priority. For the first time in a long time, there seems to be a real sense of optimism amongst us Brits on future travel.

"In light of the vaccine rollout and with many of us eager to experience the world once again, it is no surprise that we have started to see an increase in international holiday searches - even if these trips are being booked last minute as people wait to see if government guidance changes."

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Posted on Wednesday 6 October 2021

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