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Europe Remains Top Choice For Globetrotters

Holidaymakers looking for their next adventure are more likely to consider somewhere in Europe, after a recent report revealed four out of the five most-visited countries in the last year were on the continent.

Jetsetters are clearly not put off by the impending Brexit and have been packing their hipster backpacks for trips all around Europe in the last 12 months, according to ABTA’s 2019 Holiday Habits report.

It revealed the most popular country for travellers was Spain, with 38 per cent visiting the Mediterranean country. This was followed by France (23 per cent), while Italy (17 per cent) and Germany (15 per cent) were also in the top five.

The only country that proved popular among Brits that was not in Europe was the USA, with 18 per cent of holidaymakers choosing the States for their break.

Director of brand and business development at ABTA Victoria Bacon said: “Europe has once again proven very popular for holidays this year and looks set to remain the preferred choice for Brits seeking some time away in the year ahead.”

She predicted that younger travellers would be keen on heading to America and Asia over the next 12 months, looking for more of an adventure from their vacation.

Indeed, there was a ten per cent rise in the number of people jetting to Asia in the last year, compared with 2018.

Those who want to remain close to home while still enjoying a more alternative trip could consider Copenhagen, with The Handbook suggesting the Danish capital is a good place to visit this year for its historic fairground, seaside location and interesting buildings.