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Travellers are heading to the 'off the beaten path' destinations

Travellers are heading to the "off the beaten path" destinations.

It has been revealed in a study, commissioned by Travelzoo, has revealed that UK residents love to visit less known touristy spots including the Alcatraz in California, the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada and The Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy.

And visiting new places has a huge effect on us, with one fifth (20 per cent) of people admitting they have changed their whole outlook on life after visiting particular places whilst one fifth of people admitted they have been moved to tears by how beautiful a place is or by how much history or significance it holds.

And it doesn't stop there, as three in 10 people admit they have been left speechless by a particular country whilst one in four (25 per cent) have changed their view on a country completely after visiting it.

James Clarke, general manager of Travelzoo UK, said: "We're all familiar with those must-visit places - the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and so on. They are all truly amazing landmarks but there are a growing number of travellers who want to see sights that aren't quite so well-known. Thankfully we are blessed with fantastic landmarks across the globe which are also well worth a visit - and that's exactly what we wanted to show through this research."

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