Travel trends data reveals Spain remains most popular for Brits

Spain remains the most popular holiday destinations for British travellers and Croatia has become a major tourist spot for sun-seeking Brits. 

Valencia, Spain

Data from Novasol, a provider of self-catering holiday homes, reveals Spain and its islands remains the most popular destination overall this year with a significant rise in bookings of self-catering holiday homes, up 35% on the previous year.

However, Croatia, which has been tipped to become a popular hot spot for British tourists, is the second most popular destination and is also one of the fastest growing destinations overall, with bookings up 44% on last year.

Croatia takes second spot from France, pushing the world’s most popular holiday destination, which welcomes more than 80m travellers from around the world to its shores each year back into third place.

Denmark is the fourth most popular destination, with Novasol reporting a year on year increase in sales of 26%.

Italy completes the list of the top five most popular destinations, with bookings up by a quarter this year.

The top five most popular self-catering holiday destinations are:
Spain
Croatia
France
Denmark
Italy

Germany is the fastest growing destination overall with bookings of self-catering holiday homes up 76% on last year with Croatia in second place.

Alex Stuart, general manager at Novasol UK said:

“Holiday homes in Spain are proving more popular than ever this year with many more people enjoying the freedom this gives you. However, Croatia has been tipped to become a major destination for sun-seeking Brits over the past few years and our surge in bookings suggests the country may be becoming a top destination amongst British holidaymakers.”

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