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Egypt, New Zealand and Sri Lanka 'hidden gems' for UK holidaymakers

Egypt, New Zealand and Sri Lanka are "hidden gems" for UK holidaymakers.

People in the UK are keen to travel to the three countries over the next few years, away from the traditional holiday destinations such as Spain, with visits to the country rising by more than a half in 10 years up to 2019.

The study by Practio also predicts future travel up until 2050, with Hungary set to be the top travelling destination for UK residents by 2050 whilst it also revealed that UK travellers will spend the most in Iceland than any other country than the world by 2039.

Dr Jonas Nilsen, managing director and co-founder of Practio, said: "We wanted to pull this exhaustive research together to understand UK travel trends over the past ten years, but also to give us an idea of what this means for travel in the future. Travel was mostly out of the question in 2020 and many of us are hoping for its return in 2021.

"By predicting future trends, we can better equip travellers and businesses that thrive off tourism by helping them to prepare for what's to come and how they can make the most of travel habits. It’s also been great to see some of the emerging trends and how travel is changing, we’re seeing the go-to destinations start to change with more money being spent in countries further afield, which should be a good sign for the future of the travel industry beyond the pandemic."

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