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Maldives 2nd on Top 10 trending summer destinations for UK tourists

Fathmath Shaahunaz
02 April 2019, MVT 13:21
Aerial view of Soneva Jani, Noonu Atoll. PHOTO/BIG 7 TRAVEL
Fathmath Shaahunaz
02 April 2019, MVT 13:21

Maldives is ranked second among the Top 10 trending destinations for British tourists this summer, revealed HomeToGo on Monday.

The world's largest holiday rental search engine, HomeToGo stated that the island nation reached its current rank with a 2,190 percent increase in searches compared to 2018.

Topping the list is Bora Bora, while Madagascar ranked third.

The Top 10 trending destinations for UK tourists are:

1. Bora Bora

2. Maldives

3. Madagascar

4. Ghana

5. West Cork

6. Zimbabwe

7. Miami Beach

8. Toronto

9. Slovakia

10. Belize

According to HomeToGo, the destinations were chosen based on year-on-year increases in searches on in January 2019, compared to January 2018.

HomeToGo also highlighted recent trends such as the declining interest in traditional European summer holiday destinations such as Italy and Spain, with an increasing number of UK travellers seeking out more distant and unusual destinations.

The search engine also noted that nature holidays and eco-tourism destinations are big trends for summer 2019.