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1. New research finds cruises moving up the millennial agenda
A growing number of millennials are interested in going on a cruise, according to research by tourism marketing organisation MMGY. While only one in ten (11%) millennial travellers had taken a cruise in the last year, 52% of respondents were keen to take a cruise holiday in the next two years – with 88% interested in the Caribbean and 83% in the Mediterranean.
2. UK travellers spend six hours searching for a holiday
A survey conducted by experience design agency 383 has found that the dreaming and planning stages of a holiday are getting longer, with UK travellers spending on average six hours on devising their next holiday. Of those surveyed, 41% search for holidays during their working day, including commute time, with 25% searching while at work.
3. Foreign tourists return to the French Riviera
According to the Regional Centre for Tourism, the French Riviera welcomed 11 million stays in 2018 and a re-bound of Japanese and American visitors. The increase in the number of foreign tourists – 100,000 inter-continental stays – compensated for the drop in domestic demand. Occupancy rates for hotels and accommodations rose 63% and on the seaside, tariffs increased between 3 and 5%.
4. Vilnius and Belgrade named cheapest city-break destinations
Vilnius and Belgrade are the cheapest destinations in Europe for a city break, while Porto is the cheapest in western Europe, according to the latest Post Office Travel Money report. A two-night mini-break in Vilnius at the end of March would typically cost £147.35 – 11% less than last year, and in Belgrade, the cost would be £151.57, a rise of 1.9%. The City Costs Barometer compared the cost of typical items such as an evening meal for two with wine, accommodation, sightseeing and city transport.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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