A year on from Brexit, the long-haul destination trend is still popular for 40% of all British travellers.

According to research and booking data from Club Med more holidaymakers are choosing to go further afield citing culture, safety concerns, currency fluctuations, value of flights and weather as the key considerations.

The operator reports that sales to resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Sandpiper, Florida and Cancún Yucatán, Mexico are continuing to experience a surge in popularity for 2017.

Many individuals who are looking to go abroad claim that safety (47%) is one of the biggest deciding factors, with another 34% stating that recent attacks in Europe are a cause for concern. Unsurprisingly for Brits, the top deciding factor when choosing a holiday destination is the weather (58%).

Additionally, 28% of people admitted that when choosing a holiday location, they go for the culture, whilst 11% say that local events like carnival and festivals are a major draw. More than a third of Brits (34%) believe that long haul destinations prove better value than Europe with almost half 47% claiming that the cost of a flight is a major factor when choosing a holiday.

Estelle Giraudeau, the company’s UK & Scandinavia managing director, said: “We have been providing the British public with premium all-inclusive holidays since 1950. With more than 68 resorts worldwide we do tend to see shifts in resort popularity. A year on from Brexit, we can confirm that the trend from short haul destinations to long-haul has only continued to strengthen and grow year on year.

"For families, all-inclusive long-haul resorts provide them with the luxury of booking in advance and knowing that everything will be taken care of on their arrival. In fact, the family booking for long-haul destination has become so popular that sales have exceeded by 47% year-on-year.”

To find out more visit clubmed.co.uk

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