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Manchester is one of the UK Europeans’ favourite holiday destination for August 2022

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According to Jetcost Manchester has become one of the best places to visit in Europe. Flight and hotel searches exceed those of 2019, the year before the pandemic

The recovery of tourism is fully confirmed, after the hard years of the pandemic, it seems that the fear of the coronavirus has been left behind and the desire to travel and enjoy a well-deserved holiday is stronger, and, according to the flight and hotel search engine www.jetcost.co.uk searches for flights have increased by 250%, while those for hotels have increased by 330% in the first seven months of this year 2022. In fact, searches for August 2022 holidays are already 30% above those for the same month in 2019. In addition, users spend 50% more time searching for different solutions, budgets and alternative dates to find the offer that best suits their needs.

And a big number of Europeans who have decided to travel during the August holidays in 2022 are going to the United Kingdom, its cultural richness, popular customs, beautiful landscapes, magnificent castles, green hills, good hotels and infrastructures and its restaurants and pubs have made thousands of Europeans look for its cities to enjoy their August holidays.

Jetcost UK regularly analyses the searches done through its website, so the data obtained are very reliable, as they are real searches and not surveys. The data analysis the results of flight searches for the month of August 2022, indicate that a large majority of tourists have opted for Manchester, which has been the second most wanted city in the UK for Portuguese tourists, third for Germans, French and Dutch and fourth for Spanish and Italians.

The city that was the engine of the Industrial Revolution is today one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the North West of England, with an interesting gastronomic offer, interesting museums and a young, tolerant and cosmopolitan population, both in the more classical places and in its trendy neighbourhoods, such as the Northern Quarter.

Manchester is not only one Europeans’ favourite holiday destination for Europeans in the UK, but also for the British, as it ranks seventh in terms of worldwide searches. In addition to Manchester, other British cities are among the top 25 most searched in the world to spend these days of rest and leisure, such as London (1), Edinburgh (9), Newquay (10) and Glasgow (21).

The sun, beach and sea destinations in Spain are among the preferences of the British for their days of leisure in August, Alicante occupies the second position, Malaga the third, Barcelona the fourth, followed by Palma de Mallorca (12), Tenerife (17), Ibiza (22) and Lanzarote (25). On the other hand, the capitals and large cities of the main European countries are other top destinations on the list, Amsterdam (5), Faro (6), Dublin (8), Lisbon (13) Paris (14), Athens (15), Rome (16). Those who searched long-haul destinations have chosen Bangkok (18th), Dubai (19th) and Cairo (23rd).


Top worldwide destinations most searched by British during August 2022:

  1. London
  2. Alicante
  3. Malaga
  4. Barcelona
  5. Amsterdam
  6. Faro
  7. Manchester
  8. Dublin
  9. Edinburgh
  10. Newquay
  11. Cyprus
  12. Palma de Mallorca
  13. Lisbon
  14. Paris
  15. Athens
  16. Rome
  17. Tenerife
  18. Bangkok
  19. Dubai
  20. Malta
  21. Glasgow
  22. Ibiza
  23. Cairo
  24. Nice
  25. Lanzarote


Ignazio Ciarmoli, Jetcost’s Marketing Director, said: “Normality is here and with it comes the millions of tourists who visited every summer before the pandemic. UK´s cities remain major global tourist destinations, with their cultural richness, attractions, coastline and landscapes, popular traditions, castles, churches and monuments, and good hotels and infrastructures continuing to attract a big number of tourists, and especially Manchester, which is one of the Europeans’ favourite destination. On the other hand, many Britons have also chosen Manchester for their holidays, in addition to the main European cities and Spanish sun and beach destinations, where good prices, rich gastronomy and nightlife continue attracting UK tourists”.

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