AMERICAS ASIA EUROPE Uncategorized

Popular travel trends of 2015

Where would you say is the most popular tourist destination of 2015?

It is no surprise but for the second year running New York has ranked as the number one most visited destination for UK travellers in 2015 ahead of other cities across North America, Europe and Asia.

skyline-buildings-new-york-skyscrapers

486107_10152427862975088_596646420_n

I’ve never been to the big apple myself but have always dream’t about walking down fifth avenue and grabbing a super size milkshake but I’ve never been and I am not sure why. It just hasn’t been top of my list!

However with latest data from the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index it indicates that the majority of Brits still favour journeying to the Big Apple over other popular holiday destinations. The city is home to some of the most iconic sights on the planet and renowned for its huge choice of dining options, New York cements the USA at the top spot.

Other incredible cities on the list include Rome, Barcelona, Dubai, Berlin, all moving up one slot. Paris, Amsterdam (I am off to Amsterdam in March) and Dublin remaining popular as ever!

The data also revealed that Las Vegas is no longer one of the top five most visited cities for UK travellers, having dropped to number nine. And new to the top 20 is Singapore at number twenty but, with its beautiful beaches, clear blue sea and affordable cost of living, this year’s biggest climber with a jump of eight places from 19th to 11th is Mallorca.

WHO KNEW HAY?!

The UK’s top five inbound destinations have maintained their positions for another year, with London holding on to first place. Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow follow behind consecutively with Reading climbing one position and overtaking Nottingham to enter the UK’s top 20 most frequently visited cities inbound.

Reykjavík

Top 20 Overseas Destinations for UK Travellers in 2015

2015 Rank (2014 Rank)

City

1 (=)

New York

2 (=)

Paris

3 (=)

Amsterdam

4 (=)

Dublin

5 (6)

Rome

6 (7)

Barcelona

7 (=)

Dubai

8 (=)

Berlin

9 (5)

Las Vegas

10 (11)

Bangkok

11 (19)

Mallorca

12 (=)

Orlando

13 (15)

Hong Kong

14 (17)

Madrid

15 (14)

San Francisco

16 (18)

Venice

17 (10)

Istanbul

18 (16)

Prague

19 (13)

Brussels

20 (New)

Singapore

 576090_10152015061715088_1812335704_n

Top UK Destinations For Overseas Travellers in 2015

2015 Rank (2014 Rank)

City

1 (=)

London

2 (=)

Edinburgh

3 (=)

Manchester

4 (=)

Liverpool

5 (=)

Glasgow

6 (=)

Birmingham

7 (=)

Belfast

8 (=)

Brighton

9 (11)

Aberdeen

10 (=)

Oxford

11 (9)

Bristol

12 (=)

Leeds

13 (15)

York

14 (=)

Cardiff

15 (13)

Cambridge

16 (17)

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

17 (16)

Bath

18 (19)

Inverness

19 (18)

Southampton

20 (New)

Reading

11150727_10155546762900088_2602320248704906286_n

These statistics are from © 2016 Hotels.com, LP.  All rights reserved.  Hotels.com and the Hotels.com logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hotels.com, LP in the U.S. and/other countries.  All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. 

You Might Also Like