Increasing numbers of Brits are travelling on cheap flights to Australia and Canada in order to experience different climates and cultures, ABTA – The Travel Association has suggested.
According to a spokesperson from the organisation, the countries are also appealing because they are far away and both nations speak English.
"The weather is much better, they a culture which is quite different from the UK, yet everyone speaks English" she explained.
"You don’t have that language barrier in the same way as you do with many other countries."
The spokesperson went on to predict a "strong" 2010 in terms of the number of Brits visiting Australia and Canada after travel to the two nations was affected last year because of the international economic downturn.
According to a poll by Currency UK, Australia and Canada are the most popular destinations for expats this year, closely followed by the US and New Zealand.