New York tops UK outbound destination list for second year

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For a second consecutive year, New York has ranked as the number one most visited destination for UK travellers in 2015 ahead of other cities across North America, Europe and Asia.  

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New York City

The latest data from the Hotel Price Index (a regular report based on actual prices paid in 2015 compared with 2014) indicates that the majority of Brits still favour journeying to the Big Apple over other popular holiday destinations.

While New York secured top spot, the Hotel Price Index data revealed that Las Vegas is no longer one of the top five most visited cities for UK travellers, having dropped to number nine. It was replaced by Rome. Barcelona, Dubai and Berlin all moved up one slot. Paris, Amsterdam and Dublin have all proven as popular as ever, by remaining in second, third and fourth place respectively.

Lizann Peppard of said: “It has been a jet-setting year for British travellers in 2015, with destinations in Europe, the USA, Asia and the Middle East all in the Top 20. New York was favourite once again, but a number of European destinations proved popular with European capitals continuing to attract travellers. It’s going to be exciting to see what adventures 2016 brings for UK holidaymakers.”

The UK’s top five inbound destinations have maintained their positions for another year, with London holding on to first place. Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow follow behind consecutively. Reading also climbed one position by overtaking Nottingham to enter the UK’s top 20 most frequently visited cities inbound.

Top 20 Overseas Destinations for UK Travellers in 2015

2015 Rank (2014 Rank) City
1 (=) New York
2 (=) Paris
3 (=) Amsterdam
4 (=) Dublin
5 (6) Rome
6 (7) Barcelona
7 (=) Dubai
8 (=) Berlin
9 (5) Las Vegas
10 (11) Bangkok
11 (19) Mallorca
12 (=) Orlando
13 (15) Hong Kong
14 (17) Madrid
15 (14) San Francisco
16 (18) Venice
17 (10) Istanbul
18 (16) Prague
19 (13) Brussels
20 (New) Singapore


Top UK Destinations For Overseas Travellers in 2015

2015 Rank (2014 Rank) City
1 (=) London
2 (=) Edinburgh
3 (=) Manchester
4 (=) Liverpool
5 (=) Glasgow
6 (=) Birmingham
7 (=) Belfast
8 (=) Brighton
9 (11) Aberdeen
10 (=) Oxford
11 (9) Bristol
12 (=) Leeds
13 (15) York
14 (=) Cardiff
15 (13) Cambridge
16 (17) Newcastle-upon-Tyne
17 (16) Bath
18 (19) Inverness
19 (18) Southampton
20 (New) Reading
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