You don’t have to travel far to find spectacular sights; the latest research suggests the holiday spot of your dreams might be closer than you think.
Recent research by Hampton by Hilton found that 76% of British people were amazed the ‘exotic’ photographs they were shown were actually stunning British beauty spots. A whopping 86% of respondents didn’t recognise the idyllic blue waters of Dorset’s Lulworth Cove. Incredibly, 26% believed the photo was taken in Greece, 21% thought Cyprus, while a further 15% believed it was in Malta.
The blooming cherry blossom of Kew Gardens were thought to be from Japan by 59% or China by 20% of survey respondents. Likewise, the sunny stretch of Biddenden Vineyards resembled France to 35% of respondents and California to 21% but their actual location is in Kent.
British holidaymakers are expected to take more ‘staycations’ in 2017 than last year, partly down to the weaker sterling exchange rate and uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Recent research released by Travelzoo reported that more than half of British people were planning to take their main holiday within the UK.
These stunning photos may inspire British travellers to stay closer to home but the lesson is universal; take a closer look around your own home, it may surprise you with the holiday of your dreams.
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