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Turistické vazby mezi Asií a Británií rostou

Napsáno editor

SINGAPORE – According to the latest research, British tourists show increased interest in Asia.


SINGAPORE – According to the latest research, British tourists show increased interest in Asia.


Despite flooding and civil unrest during 2011, Thailand remains immensely popular with British tourists;Bangkok was the most popular Asian destination for Brits, with the Thai capital rising the ranks one position to eighth place compared to 2010, and the country as a whole rising one place to 13.

Biggest risers

Of the 20 globaldestinations that Skyscanner identified as seeing the biggest growth in interest from UK visitors, eight of them were in Asia, with Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan topping the charts. Bangladesh and Pakistan have a long history with Britain which is home to many with Bangladeshi and Pakistani heritage. For Indonesia, it’sBali which is the big pull for travellers, with the island accounting for more than a third of all the country’s incoming tourists.

2011 also saw the 40thanniversary of Bangladeshi independence which helped raise its profile and may have encouraged some of Britain’s 500,000 people of Bangladeshi origin to visit the country.

The Philippines and Vietnam continue to emerge as tourist destinations for British travellers, and the increased demand for Vietnam saw Vietnam Airlines launch its first direct flight from London Gatwick to Ho Chi Minh City in December, a move that will reduce travel time by up to seven hours and further increase Vietnam’s popularity in the UK.

Top 20 countries showing greatest rise in interest from UK tourists year on year:

1. Estonia (+89.8%)
2. Iraq (+75.4%)
3. Cape Verde (+50.9%)
4. Bangladesh (+36.4%)
5. New Zealand (+35.4%)
6. Indonesia (+33.4%)
7. Tanzanie (+ 32.9%)
8. Chorvatsko (+ 32.7%)
9. Pakistan (+31.7%)
10. Russia (+31.6%)
11. Philippines (+31.2%)
12. Uganda (+30.5%)
13. Vietnam (+29.1%)
14. Thailand (+28.9%)
15. Ukraine (+28.8%)
16. United Arab Emirates (+28.6%)
17. Singapore (+28.3%)
18. Cambodia (+28.1%)
19. Colombia (+24.9%)
20. Australia (+23.3%)