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Thailand is Brits’ third most popular holiday destination

Thailand has remained the third most popular holiday destination for Brits, research from the ICE has revealed.

Thailand has remained the third most popular holiday destination for Brits, research from the International Currency Exchange (ICE) has revealed.

According to the ICE’s latest foreign currency report, the Thai baht is the third most popular currency behind the euro and the US dollar – findings which highlight the appeal of the far-east as a value-for-money destination.

It was also revealed that travellers placed more orders for the Korean won and Japanese yen than ever before, with both currencies making it into the ICE’s top-20 list.

Andrew Hamilton, ICE’s head of marketing, said that Japan proved a popular holiday destination in April because of the number of festivals that took place there.

"UK travellers are currently able to buy 141.87 yen to the pound and while the perception is that Japan is an expensive place to visit, the reality is that if you buy local food and produce it is relatively inexpensive." (read Skyscanner’s article on Japan).

Mr Hamilton added that Korea is growing as a tourist destination, with North Korea "actively supporting tourism".

Recent figures from Royal Mail revealed that Thailand is the cheapest long-haul holiday destination for British holidaymakers.

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