Holidaymakers ‘want something different’

Travellers from the UK are no longer satisfied with following their neighbours on package holidays to Europe, it seems.

According to a poll carried out by Holiday Extras, 48 per cent of respondents intend to experience something particularly memorable on their holidays this year, while 31 per cent said they will try to experience a destination completely new to them.

“With the pound currently weak against both the dollar and the euro, it is perhaps no surprise that many people are looking to new and different destinations,” commented Mike Whiting, managing editor at the company.

In related news, Kate Kenward of the Association of Independent Tour Operators recently said that more people than ever are going on long haul holidays in a bid to get the best value from their breaks while experiencing something new at the same time.

For those people on the lookout for something completely different, a mountain bike trip in Cambodia could be the ideal solution.

The country was suggested as a good setting for such pursuits by the Wildlife Alliance and Asia Adventures, which pointed out that this kind of holiday will allow tourists to have a fun break that they will remember for years to come, while also having the satisfaction of contributing to the local community.

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