People in Britain are booking city breaks to Brussels in large numbers, ABTA – The Travel Association has said.
Spokeswoman for ABTA Frances Tuke said that the Belgian capital was proving increasingly popular, while traditional destinations in France and Spain were retaining their favourite status.
Suggesting that the exchange rate between the pound and euro was influencing people’s choice of holiday, Ms Tuke said:
"We’ve seen a growth in travel to destinations outside the eurozone and we have seen a contraction in the market for western Europe this year but still those destinations are the most popular due to sheer volume."
Recent research from Visa Europe has revealed that 34 per cent of travellers plan on abandoning their traditional two-week break in favour of multiple shorter breaks abroad.
A further 21 percent said they plan on going on more holidays this year than they did last year, with the most popular destinations including the USA, France and Greece.
Spain, however, emerged as Brits’ favourite holiday country.