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Holidaymakers more likely to take single break

Holidaymakers more likely to take single break

People are more likely to book flights for a single long holiday rather than have a few short breaks, an Opodo survey has shown.

The poll, which covered January up until February 10th, compared this year’s results to last year’s.

Destinations in the southern hemisphere have become more popular – Melbourne, for example, enjoyed a 400 percent increase in tourists, while Singapore saw a 219 percent rise.
Delhi and Orlando also experienced notable increases in tourist figures of 165 percent and 90 percent respectively.

Caroline Noble, Opodo UK’s country director, said that holidaymakers are now more likely to take a single longer holiday, while the declining value of the pound has made European and US city breaks less appealing.

"Bookings to Africa, Asia and the South Pacific have dramatically increased for summer 2009 whereas European cities are struggling, with Paris, Athens and Florence all reporting negative growth year-on-year," she said.

Morocco, Croatia and Tunisia were recently revealed by Skyscanner as among the best value travel destinations this year.

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