Spain reigns in Skyscanner August search stats

Spain remained the most searched country for flights by UK travellers in the peak holiday month of August, followed by domestic destinations.


In third place in a league table produced by flights comparison site Skyscanner.net was the US – the only country outside of Europe to make the top ten.


Turkey was fourth, followed by Italy, France, Greece, Germany, Portugal and Cyprus.


Malaga and Alicante were the top individual destinations, while searches for flights to Tenerife rose two places against July to number three, overtaking both Palma and Dalaman.


Ibiza rose one spot to number six, overtaking Faro, while London, New York and Amsterdam all held their top ten positions at eight, nine and ten respectively.


Croatia’s popularity slumped with Split falling 21 places and Dubrovnik 20. Portugal’s Porto fell 17 spots and Spain’s Gerona was down 15.


Cape Town climbed 16 places on the back of positive media coverage of South Africa hosting the World Cup.


Rhodes rose 15 places and Munich was up by ten places prior to the start of the Oktoberfest later this month.


Domestically, both Manchester and Aberdeen were up ten places in August and Glasgow, Newcastle and Edinburgh saw small rises in the rankings.


Flights to Sharm El Sheikh and Tel Aviv rose 14 places, while Kuala Lumpur rose 11 spots as thoughts turn to researching and booking winter sun holidays, according to Skyscanner.


Amsterdam was the top short break destination searched for last month followed by Malaga, Ibiza, Dublin, Alicante, Barcelona, Palma, London, Paris and Edinburgh.

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