Portugal third most preferred destination for Brits

In the second quarter of 2012 Britons fled en masse to sunnier shores following the wettest April and June since records began in the UK, the Algarve was also found to be the most popular destination in the Iberian Peninsula.

Portugal car Hire HolidaysAccording to figures released at the weekend by Home British holidaymakers were craving beach holidays during the second quarter of 2012, with the Côte d’Azur, Algarve, Majorca and Malaga among the top five most popular destinations for holidays.
Seven out of the top ten destinations for holidays in the second quarter were typical sun, sea and sand destinations located outside of the United Kingdom.

The findings mirror recent figures from easyJet, which saw passenger numbers increase by 10.9 percent to 16 million in the three months to the end of June, with Spain and Portugal as the most popular destinations. listed the top 10 destinations between April and June this year as being London, Côte d’Azur – Riviera, Algarve, Majorca, Malaga Province, West Country, Barcelona Province, Alicante - Costa Blanca, Paris region and Florida.

The results from the survey also highlighted a strong demand for beach holidays.
According to the study, 43 percent of holidaymakers went on a beach break in the second quarter of the year, while 25 percent opted for a rural retreat.
Just 17 percent were planning to spend their main holiday at home this year, the vast majority due to the unpredictability of the UK weather. However, more than half (57 percent) would consider holidaying at home if they could count on some sun, found.


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