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Colombo is the third most popular non-European destinations for Brits followed by New York and Orlando respectively, the UK’s Daily Mail reported quoting an analysis conducted by the search site Kayak.co.uk.

However, the analysis hadn’t included actual bookings, Daily Mail said.

Kayak.co.uk travel expert Neil Cartwright has said internationally, there has been a huge shift towards the Indian Subcontinent as well as Africa.

“And we couldn’t have predicted a few years ago that Sri Lanka would become Brits’ third most popular international destination overall. This might also suggest that Brits are looking for alternatives to the summer classics and are searching out more exotic destinations that they haven’t visited before. Unfortunately, the USA is the country to be missing out the most. Demand has been falling for a few years now and overall, we are seeing year-on- year declines of around a third to popular destinations,” he said.

Manila in the Philippines has also stormed into the top ten and is now the sixth most popular international holiday destination.

Istanbul has seen demand increase by 114 per cent this summer compared to last year, rising from the 29th most popular European destination to eighth.

India also saw solid gains in demand, with Chennai up 57 per cent and Mumbai up 30 per cent.

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  • Theo Thursday, 03 May 2018 12:08 AM

    All other countries are pursuing budgets airlines to get more tourists while we closed down ours.

    Krish Thursday, 03 May 2018 12:14 AM

    Whether Brits like it or not,Sri Lanka is the most beautiful country in the world.Singapore has Zero natural beauty,Dubai is built in a desert where just 5 miles away from the city centre, in every direction, even grass does not grow,but Sri Lankan with its white sandy beaches and misty mountains is the closest to paradise.Just imagine this coupled with the Chinese assisted Port City would become much more attractive than Dubai.

    Gammay Tommiya Thursday, 03 May 2018 07:24 PM

    yes our's is a paradise for PERVERTS that make our destination most popular to get raped, assaulted or killed under Southern hospitality.

    RancidBacon Thursday, 03 May 2018 09:25 AM

    and all this despite the sex-crazed psychos in the south molesting every possible foreigner they see


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