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Holidays-Direct reveal most searched for holiday destinations over the last six months

Press release February 12, 2010 Tourism

The most searched for holiday destinations over the last six months are announced by online travel agency UK holidaymakers have shown a noticeable increase in bookings for non euro holidays, the research reveals.

Research carried out by online travel agency has revealed the most popular holiday destinations holidaymakers searched for online in the last six months. 

The study monitored which destinations holidaymakers searched for on the website and has shown a noticeable increase in results of non euro holiday resorts.

 Top 10 most searched for holiday destinations are:

  1. Egypt – Sharm El Sheikh
  2. Turkey
  3. Spain – Malaga
  4. Greece
  5. Portugal - Faro
  6. Croatia - Dubrovnik
  7. Dubai
  8. New York
  9. Bulgaria – Golden Sands
  10. Tunisia - Sousse



Non Euro holiday resorts grew in popularity in 2009 due to the exchange rate between the euro and the pound and value for money aspect, a highly important factor for UK holidaymakers since the recession.

The all inclusive holiday trend continued to grow in popularity in 2009 as a budget friendly option for many families and couples alike, with all inclusive holidays to Egypt and Turkey being most popular.

Bookings for package holidays to Europe have increased greatly as holidaymakers want to know they are covered in the event of 3rd party failure for example and for peace of mind.   Destinations such as Tunisia, Croatia and Bulgaria are the most popular for package holiday deals.

Holidays-Direct monitor trends and consumer feedback to ensure they give the best service and advice to holidaymakers booking holidays to Europe and worldwide from


Online travel agency is part of the Midlands Co-operative Society Group and is a member of ABTA. They specialise in providing affordable flights and accommodation in the top holiday destinations around the world.

Midlands Co-op Travel, incorporating Ilkeston Co-op Travel, is the No 1 independent travel agent in the Midlands.


For more information about Midlands Co-operative Travel please contact:

Julie Carey / Laure Doucet / Dawn Walker at Midlands Co-operative on 01543 414140

Email – [email protected]

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