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Holiday trends this year have been quite unusual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While some people tried to follow varying measures put in place by countries across the world, others avoided international altogether. One of the main aspects of travel that Britons have faced this year is the introduction of travel corridors.
Countries not included on the UK’s travel corridor list are on the quarantine list.
This means that Britons are required to self-isolate for 14 days on their return to the UK.
Destinations such as Spain, Greece, France, Turkey and Portugal are still popular holiday spots, however, it seems this year other destinations have emerged.
Online travel agent TravelUp has revealed which destinations are also experiencing a rise in popularity this year.
TravelUp’s Marketing Director Craig Ashford exclusively told Express.co.uk which destinations people are travelling to and why.
“We’re doing a lot [flights] to Pakistan at the moment which is VFR traffic.
“That’s visiting friends and relatives (VFR).”
“We’ve seen increasing flights to Islamabad which is a big one.
“And the addition of Lahore.”
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Ashford looked at TravelUp’s flight data to share with Express.co.uk which destinations have been seeing a significant rise in popularity.
Another surprising destination at the top was Ghana.
But Ashford explained: “Again this will be from VFR traffic.”
Turkey was removed from the UK travel corridor list a couple of weeks ago in a huge blow to holidays.
The country had remained a safe bet for holidaymakers but was removed after it was emerged it had been recording its coronavirus figures in a different way.
Ashford explained that Turkey had some of TravelUp’s top destinations before the country was removed from the safe list.
However, he explained, that destinations in Germany which is still on the travel corridor list are experiencing a surge in popularity.
He added: “Munich is big for us at the moment and Frankfurt.
“Again, there’s a clear indication that people are only booking where we’ve had those air bridges open.
“We’ve seen Dubai being still relatively popular from a TravelUp perspective.
“Other than that it’s Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich.
“I have a feeling South Africa may become a little more popular as that opens.
“But they need to be in a position to let us in.”
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