From mid 2009 to 2010 the travel industry has slowly picked up with a marked changed showing in holiday destination preferences. A number of factors have contributed to this market change. The economic crisis the world experienced hit the travel industry hard with many holiday goers opting to stay within their own countries and enjoy low budget vacations.
This new trend to seek cheaper more economical holidays has also led to another factor, in which travellers realized they did not want to experience the same old destination spots. Previous hot spots such as Spain and Greece were hit hard with many considering their attractions as tried and hackneyed. Many now seek more remote, exotic and eco friendly holiday destinations, away from the mass crowds. While some do still go with the tried and tested, others are becoming more adventurous.
In a recent poll conducted by roomsnet.com this factor was brought to light, when the question was posed to the roomsent.com travel community as to which destination they would like to travel to this year (2010).
Costa Del Sol in Spain with its amazing beaches and nightlife still proved to be a very popular destination with 25 percent opting to travel there this year. Destinations such as Algarve in Portugal with 15 percent, New York with 6 percent, London with 10 percent and Malaysia with 6 percent all proved that as holiday hot spots they were on the rise.
However it was the ‘Other’ destinations that claimed top spot in the poll with 38 percent. This includes destinations such as Tenerife, Majorca, Bangkok, China, Dubai, Scotland, Rome and Queenstown in New Zealand. It shows that without a doubt people are travelling more towards the east for their holidays. Destinations such as Bangkok and China provide good quality vacations on a low budget, changing their holiday packages to suit the growing trend, of holiday makers turning towards virtually untapped holiday destinations for their vacations. 1438 respose were collected in this poll.
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