Tripadvisor reveals fastest growing summer destinations for Brits and Torquay is # 1 at home

Tripadvisor reveals fastest growing summer destinations for Brits, with Zakynthos leading overseas travel and Torquay No.1 home (and vacation searches up 384%)

  • Experience searches by UK travelers this month increased 128%
  • Almost half (44%) plan to take two or more vacations this summer
  • 6 of the 10 Best Places for Britons’ Tripadvisor Clicks Are Greek Destinations










With lockdown restrictions starting to lift, travel is on everyone’s mind again – albeit largely nationwide for now.

Data from the Tripadvisor site shows that the number of travelers to the UK looking for British vacations this month is up 384% from the first week of January – and Torquay has seen the strongest increase in searches from year to year.

In second place is Windermere in the Lake District and York is in third place, with Tsilivi in ​​Zakynthos leading the overseas trips.

Torquay saw the biggest year-over-year increase in Tripadvisor searches

Windermere saw the second highest increase in searches, according to Tripadvisor

Windermere saw the second highest increase in searches, according to Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor reveals that searches for experiences (attractions and tours) made by UK travelers this month were up 128% from the first week of January, and restaurant searches were up 100%.

According to a recent Tripadvisor poll, nearly half of Britons (47 percent) plan to travel this summer, reaching 50 percent and 51 percent respectively for Gen Z and Millennials.

And they will apparently enjoy the travel opportunities.

Almost half (44%) plan to make up for lost time by taking two or more vacations, while one in eight (13%) plan to take at least three.

For Brits traveling to Torquay this summer, the most popular thing to do, according to Tripadvisor reservations, is a gin making experience at Gin Nest, where you will be guided through the art of distilling your own artisanal gin using a traditional copper pot.

TRIPADVISOR’S FASTEST GROWING DESTINATIONS FOR BRITISH THIS SUMMER

Fastest Growing National Destinations

1. Torquay, Devon

2. Windermere, Cumbria

3. York

4. Newquay, Cornwall

5. Bain, Somerset

6. Whitby, Yorkshire

7. Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

8. Brighton, East Sussex

9. Portree, Isle of Skye

10. Bournemouth, Dorset

Fastest Growing International Destinations

1. Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos, Greece

2. Cong, County Mayo, Ireland

3. Soufrière, Saint Lucia

4. Oia, Santorini, Greece

5. Laganas, Zakynthos, Greece

6. Paris. France

7. Mykonos town, Greece

8. Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece

9. Analipsi, Crete, Greece

10. Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Source: Tripadvisor

York is third in the top 10 of the Tripadvisor search ranking

York is third in the top 10 of the Tripadvisor search ranking

The rest of the top 10 trending national destinations include Newquay (fourth), Bath (fifth); Whitby (sixth); Bowness-on-Windermere (seventh), Brighton (eighth), Portree on the Isle of Skye (ninth) and Bournemouth (tenth).

Internationally, Greece is experiencing a strong trend, as six of the top ten places for UK travelers’ Tripadvisor clicks are Greek destinations.

The site acknowledges that this may be due to the fact that Greece recently expressed hope to reopen its doors to tourists in mid-May, provided they have been vaccinated, have antibodies or can provide a Covid test. negative.

The foreign destination that has seen the largest increase in year-over-year searches is Tsilivi in ​​Zakynthos (pictured)

The foreign destination that has seen the largest increase in year-over-year searches is Tsilivi in ​​Zakynthos (pictured)

Next to Tsilivi, the next fastest growing international destinations are Cong in County Mayo, Ireland (second); Soufrière in Saint Lucia (third); Oia in Santorini (fourth); Laganas, Zakynthos (fifth); Paris (6th); the town of Mykonos (seventh); Imerovigli, Santorini (eighth), Analipsi, Crete (ninth) and Ayia Napa, Cyprus (tenth).

For Brits planning to travel to Tsilivi (also known as Planos) this summer (if government guidelines allow), the most popular thing to do, according to reservations on Tripadvisor, is a tour of the island which includes a visit to the famous Wreck Beach (also known as Navagio Beach).

Tripadvisor states: “In this unique experience you will be able to see the beautiful cove which is only accessible by boat. The beach takes its name from the ship crash on the shore in 1980 – and it is still there today. You will also board a glass bottom boat to the island’s famous Blue Caves and have the chance to swim in the sulfur-rich thermal waters of Xigia Beach. ‘

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