The USA, Australia and India proceed to take the {top} spot for the UK’s favorite long-haul inbound tourism markets, in accordance with analysis revealed at World Journey Market.

Nevertheless, in a listing of the {top} 30 long-haul nations and the {top} long-haul 50 cities, there have been some vital new entrants.

Nigeria has made it again into the {top} ten nations, up 13.7 per cent year-on-year, kicking out the UAE.

On the identical time, Bangladesh has made it in to the {top} 30, changing Chile.

Spectacular development has been recorded from a number of markets, most noticeably Bangladesh, up 32 per cent, China, up 19.eight per cent, and Taiwan, up 16 per cent.

The {top} three long-haul cities are New York (up 3.6 per cent), Hong Kong (up 7.four per cent) and Sydney (down 2.1 per cent).

Essentially the most notable risers within the record of cities through the previous yr are Abjua (up 21 per cent), Delhi (up 21 per cent), Miami (up 20 per cent) and Seattle (up 17 per cent), all of which have climbed 4 or extra locations up the rating.

The analysis, carried out by journey analytics agency ForwardKeys and World Journey Market – London, was based mostly on long-haul flight bookings to the UK for the yr to September 30th and benchmarked in opposition to the identical dates a yr earlier than and 5 years in the past.

Behind the adjustments in rankings are robust traits together with the continued development of China and different Asian economies, the power of the US greenback, enhancements in connectivity, restoration of commodity costs, significantly oil, the Argentine debt disaster and even the attractiveness of the Cricket World Cup.

Simon Press, World Journey Market – London exhibition director, mentioned: “These rankings shall be helpful to everybody who’s in enterprise selling the UK.”

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