Almost half of the respondents to the latest survey on Skyscanner said they would be taking 2-3 trips abroad during 2010.
The news will come as a relief to many in the travel industry who feared that 2010 would be another difficult year following the recession of 2009.
Only 6% of those polled said they would not take any trips abroad in 2010. 13% said they would take one trip abroad, 16% said they plan four or five trips and 13% said that they will be leaving the UK six times or more.
Skyscanner’s February 2010 Top 50 Destinations Report shows that Spanish destinations are still extremely popular with UK travellers. Malaga, Alicante and Tenerife remain the three most searched for destinations for a second month running. Events such as St Patrick ’s Day may also encourage Brits to take a trip abroad with Dublin moving up four places into the top ten. Delhi also rose significantly in popularity, moving up 12 places.
Barry Smith, Skyscanner Co-founder and Development Director commented:
“2009 was a testing year for travel; many operators and some airlines went out of business. However, the fact that 49% of people in our poll plan on taking two or three trips aboard this year is great news for the travel industry. And despite fears that Spain might drop in popularity, our data shows that it’s still by far the most popular country for British holidaymakers.”
February 2010 Top 10 Destinations
Rank City [change in position]
1 Malaga (Spain) 
2 Alicante (Spain) 
3 Tenerife (Spain) 
4 Faro (Portugal) 
5 Palma (Spain) 
6 London (UK) 
7 New York (USA) 
8 Amsterdam (Netherlands) [+2]
9 Dublin (Ireland) [+4]
10 Dalaman (Turkey) [-1]
Click here to read the full Skyscanner February 2010 Top 50 Flight Destinations Report