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Brits favour New York for New Year  

Travel site momondo.co.uk has this week analysed its flight searches made from the UK, for departures during this Christmas holiday and New Year period. New York has topped the list as most-searched destination for Brits.

Famed for its Christmas spirit, the Big Apple was the location of many family holiday movies, such as Elf, Miracle on 34th Street and Scrooged, and is a top choice for Christmas shopping.

momondo’s Top 5 list also suggests many Brits are beach bound this holiday, with Bangkok, Thailand coming a close second.

The third most-searched destination for Brits over the period was Hong Kong, fourth Tenerife, and fifth Dubai.

Spokeswoman at momondo, Julie Pedersen states, “Many Brits choose to spend the holiday during Christmas and New Year in unfamiliar and exotic climes, and this year is no exception. Many Brits utilise the many public holidays during Christmas and New Year to get away from the dark winter - and this is why we see Thailand entering second, despite the fact prices are actually stable this peak season."


"Brits often use trips over this break to experience something different to the classic British Christmas - preferably warm and exotic, to start the New Year with renewed energy. Therefore, we see the destinations Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tenerife and Dubai in our top five,” states Pedersen.

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