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Travelzoo UK Unveils Top Bucket-List Destinations and Landmarks

- New Zealand, Italy, USA, Grand Canyon, Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China top global wish lists in 2014 -

Travelzoo, the UK's top travel and entertainment deals provider, has polled its UK members to discover which destinations are top of their wish lists.  Starting this year, Travelzoo will conduct the poll annually to monitor the popularity of global destinations and iconic landmarks among its 3.7 million UK members

This year's top bucket-list landmark was the Grand Canyon, followed by Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China, Sydney’s Opera House and the Taj Mahal. 

The survey also asked respondents which global destinations they found most inspiring.  New Zealand topped the list, followed by the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti (French Polynesia), India, Kenya, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal and Borneo.

Closer to home, the short-haul wish list was headed by Italy with 46% of the vote, followed by Spain (31%), Greece (27%), Croatia (19%) and Portugal (18%).  For long-haul destinations, the USA (31%) was the winner with Australia in close second place (30%).

Here are the favourite destinations to visit per continent or region, according to Travelzoo's UK subscribers:

•           Top in Africa: South Africa

•           Top in Asia: China

•           Top in Australia-Pacific: Australia

•           Top in Caribbean: Barbados

•           Top in Central America: Mexico

•           Top in Europe: Italy

•           Top in Indian Ocean: Maldives

•           Top in Middle East: UAE

•           Top in North America: USA

•           Top in South America: Brazil

•           Top in Southeast Asia: Thailand

Travelzoo’s UK managing director, Joel Brandon-Bravo comments, “Travel broadens the mind and brings inspiration into our lives. At Travelzoo, it’s our mission to make that possible for our global audience of 27 million people. It’s clear from our research that the hunger to explore the world shows no sign of abating among our UK subscribers – 99% of respondents polled said they were planning a trip in 2014.

“Tourism boards face a constant battle to win the hearts and minds of travellers in the UK and it’s fantastic to see destinations such as China and the Galapagos Islands at the top of the league tables alongside traditional favourites such as Italy and New Zealand.  We look forward to finding amazing deals for these exotic and well-loved destinations as the year progresses and to supporting tourism boards with our featured Destination sections on the Travelzoo website.”

Source: Travelzoo Destinations survey, March, 2014.  Results based on answers from 2065 UK Travelzoo members.

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