More Europeans are booking flights to the UK, it has been revealed.
The surprise results of a survey by UKinbound revealed a 1.2 percent increase in the number of foreign visitors in August compared to the same period last year, reports TravelMole.com.
The findings suggest that people across Europe are still willing to fly despite a rise in the cost of fuel.
Earlier this month Trip Adviser surveyed 4,000 people and found that 41 percent of worldwide travellers felt that rising fuel costs would affect their travel plans.
In stark contrast, just 21 percent of Brits said that increased costs would reduce the number of flights they took.
Commenting on the Trip Adviser survey, Stephen Dowd, UKinbound chief executive, said that there was little chance of UK citizens taking fewer trips abroad.
"In order to mitigate the effects of the credit crunch and reduce the tourism deficit we need a real push to make the UK more attractive to overseas visitors," he said.
Iceland is proving a particular hotspot among British travellers, with Travel Weekly revealing that 20 percent more Brits visited the country in September compared to the same month last year, and Skyscanner revealing that flight searches to the Atlantic island have risen by 400% since the financial collapse commenced.