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Global travel survey reveals most wanted type of holiday in 2017

The most desirable holiday option for travellers in 2017 is to go away with a partner, according to a global travel survey conducted by search engine, momondo.co.uk.

The findings revealed it to be the most wanted holiday type for travellers this year, as opposed to taking time off with friends.

More than 23,000 people from 23 countries were spoken to for the survey, including more than 1,000 Brits, whilst 400 million searches made on the website were also analysed.

Findings show that 57% of holidaymakers prefer to stay in a hotel as opposed to other types of accommodation, such as villas.

The growing trend for holidays to be shared via social media was also highlighted in the survey, with a quarter of respondents saying they like to share photos and other memories.

Data revealed that the majority of traveller’s book flights 69 days in advance and the cost is the determining factor when it comes to the type of ticket.

There is a similar trend when travellers book hotels, with 55% of respondents listing price as the most important factor when it comes to booking accommodation – which is usually done 44 days in advance.

As well as the global statistics, momondo also looked into the most desired destinations for British travellers in 2017, with exotic Eastern destinations proving to be the most popular.

The capital of Thailand, Bangkok, continues to be held in high regard and was found to be the most searched for destination among Brits, due to its warm weather and vibrant night life.

Bali was also on the rise, with a 191% increase in searches this year compared to 2016 – the tropical Indonesian island seems to have caught the interest among Brits.

If you’re thinking of travelling abroad this year, and going to hire a car, be sure to cover the excess you will be liable for with our Car Hire Excess Insurance.

Date Created: 02 May 2017

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