London comes in as the most popular European destination
As the cooler months set in more and more Australians are chasing the European sun, with a report revealing flights to Europe this June are up 24 percent year on year.
The recent report conducted by travel.com.au found that the majority of Aussies heading overseas held a ticket to London, with the city holding the number one spot as the most popular European destination.
Travel.com.au general manager Renee Welsh said the upcoming Diamond Jubilee coupled with the Olympic Games are luring in the visitors.
Flights to the UK, departing this June are up 68 percent on last year. London has proved more popular than ever thanks to these upcoming milestone events, Ms Welsh said.
The report found that France up 91 percent came in as the second most popular destination followed by the Netherlands, up 26 percent in third position.
Russia and Sweden have also experienced unprecedented growth with June flight bookings up 92 percent and 91 percent respectively on 2012, Ms Welsh said.
Thanks to the strong dollar and cheaper flight prices, Aussies are now also considering European destinations which werent previously top of mind.
Key findings include:
Flights to Europe this June are up 24 per cent on last year
UK number is the one destination followed by France and the Netherlands
UK bookings up 68 % on last year
Russia and Sweden also experienced unprecedented growth with 92 per cent and 92 percent increase respectively
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P