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This week's travel trends

(Friday 20 March) Here’s a snapshot of the world of travel: Travel restrictions continue to increase worldwide In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, the Foreign Office has advised the public against all non-essential travel for 30 days. At the moment, it isn’t urging UK nationals abroad to return to the UK but suggests taking notice of the fast-moving situation …

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This week’s top travel trends

(Friday 29 February) Here are the trends that caught our eye this week: Increase in visits to the UK by overseas residents Between October and December 2019, there were 9.6 million visits to the UK by overseas residents — an increase of 4% on the previous year. The Office for National Statistics has also revealed that overseas visitors spent £6.6 …

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This week’s top travel trends

(Thursday 20 February) Here are three of the very latest travel trends: European tourism sector continues to grow According to the European Travel Commission’s European Tourism Trends and Prospects report, covering the final quarter of 2019, Europe enjoyed a 4% increase in tourist arrivals in compared with the previous year — meaning it remains the most visited region worldwide. Montenegro, …

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This week’s top travel trends

(Thursday 13 February) Here are the trends that caught our eye this week: Where to travel in Spain in 2020 Ibiza is the most expensive popular summer destination in Spain, while Lanzarote and Tenerife guarantee below-average prices. These are the findings of Spain-Holiday.com’s Summer Holiday Prices Report 2020, which compared the rates in 17 Spanish destinations, considering factors such as …

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This week's top travel trends

(Thursday 30 January) Here are our favourite trends of the week: Travellers increasingly embracing digital detoxes According to Black Tomato’s latest Travel Report, travellers are increasingly seeking digital detoxes — especially as nearly 70% of consumers admit to staying connected to work on their holidays. When it comes to switching off, the luxury travel company has seen an appetite for …

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This week's top travel trends

(Thursday 22 January) Here are the trends that caught our eye this week: Where to travel with the family in 2020 Berlin is the number-one city worldwide for family-oriented leisure activities. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by house removals and relocation platform Movinga, which analysed the median ratings of all activities labelled ‘family-friendly’ on Foursquare and ‘kid-friendly’ …

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This week's top travel trends

(Thursday 16 January) Here are the best travel trends we’ve noticed this week: The best-value tourist attractions for 2020 A recent study by Club Med analysed 66 of the world’s top tourist attractions, comparing their entry fees to social media sentiment (the attitude and feelings people have about a particular topic on social networks), to determine the best-value sights for …

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This week’s top travel trends

(Friday 10 January) Here are our favourite trends of the week: Record number of tourist arrivals to Israel in 2019 The Israel Government Tourist Office in the UK has revealed that 2019 saw a record number of UK tourist arrivals, with 235,400 Brits visiting the country — 8% more than in 2018. In total, a record-breaking 4,551,600 international visitors were …

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This week’s top travel trends

(Thursday 19 December) Here are our favourite travel trends of the week: Travellers want to be connected again Audley Travel has identified a shift from digital detox to digital reconnect, based on customer demand. Audley Travel’s trends for 2020 report finds a decreasing number of properties are ditching technology, based on clients’ wish to remain connected, whether it’s as simple …