Travel site momondo’s top 7 cities to watcheWith domestic destinations now accounting for 10% of all searches made on momondo.co.uk in 2015, the travel search site understands Brits don’t always just fly abroad.
And with regional hubs now offering more reasonable flights than ever, a mini break can easily mean flying to another part of the UK or Ireland for a few days, for a refreshing break from the norm.
momondo this week analysed the total number of UK destination flight searches made in 2014, compared to those made in 2015 by Brits. This helped the travel brand identify a benchmark of growth and make its UK domestic travel predictions for this year.
TOP 7 TRENDING UK AND IRELAND HOT SPOTS
1. Kent, England – searches up by 602%
2. Waterford, Ireland - searches up by 629%
3. Dundee, Scotland - searches up by 368%
4. Cambridge, England - searches up by 288%
5. Bournemouth, England - searches up by 200%
6. Guernsey - searches up by 149%
7. Kerry, Ireland - searches up by 89%
Lasse Skole Hansen, Spokesperson at momondo.co.uk states: “Our findings suggest that cultural breaks may be on the up for Brits. This is due to a rise in interest for specific domestic destinations known for historical tourism.”
“For example, Kent, hub for the city Canterbury, was once itself a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city and Dundee in Scotland is home to the 15thC Broughty Castle. Plus Cambridge is home to arguably the world’s best university. It seems many Brits do still like a view though, as scenic destinations County Kerry and Guernsey, which both boast striking coastal terrain, are both also trending destinations.”