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Londoners are heading to Thailand

thailand tuktukA new study reveals Brits holiday trends by analyzing hundreds of thousands of travel insurance sales between April and June 2017.

The study conducted by MoneySuperMarket revealed Holiday HeatMap of the UK, the first of its kind to shine a light on the nation’s holiday preferences by city.

The data reveals:

Londoners are twice as likely to visit Thailand compared with the national average

Dubai is most popular among Brummies, with the Midlands city’s residents choosing UAE 38% more often than the rest of the nation

Geordies aren’t fans of France, being one third less likely to cross the channel…but they love the sunny shores of Mexico, over indexing on holidays to the popular destination by 15%

Despite the falling pound against the euro, seven out of the 13 cities analysed chose a European destination for their summer holiday

City Holiday Hotspot    Holiday Hell  
*percentage higher than national average *percentage lower than the national average  
London 100% Thailand 32% Balearic islands  
Birmingham 38% UAE 15% Italy  
Leeds 32% Portugal 25% Turkey  
Glasgow 30% USA 38% Cyprus  
Sheffield 24% Germany 32% America  
Edinburgh 28% USA 27% Cyprus  
Nottingham 22% Greek islands 27% USA  
Liverpool 25% UAE 37% France  
Manchester 46% Germany 24% France  
Bristol 44% France 18% Turkey  
Cardiff 27% Greece 29% USA  
Newcastle 15% Mexico 39% France  
Brighton 43% France 24% UAE  

Zena Carter, Head of Travel Insurance at MoneySupermarket, said: “Our first ever ‘Holiday Heatmap’ reveals we’re a nation of globetrotters, with the majority of city dwellers looking to swap pavements for parasols and pina coladas. Wherever you choose to travel this summer, make sure you’re covered for any eventuality by taking out travel insurance as soon as you book your holiday. It’ll give you instant peace of mind should something go wrong, freeing up more time to start dreaming about sun, sea and sand!”

Head to MoneySuperMarket to find out which travel insurance policy is best suited for your dream destination, no matter where you’re going on your hols.