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21st century tourists 'more adventurous' than 80s counterparts

21st century tourists 'more adventurous' than 80s counterparts
5 Sep 2013

Modern holidaymakers have been branded 'more adventurous, enlightened and spontaneous' than their 1980s counterparts.

According to the Post Office's 'Travel Essentials' research, tourists have become more courageous with local cuisines and increasingly likely to learn a bit of the local lingo before they arrive at their destination. 

They are also happier to seek out hidden gems away from the tourist hotspots as well as travel alone. Lying on a sun lounger has been replaced by a desire to do extreme sports. 

'UK holidaymakers' habits and tastes have really evolved over the last 30 years, with even greater demand for convenience and speed when it comes to travel,' commented Paul Havenhand, head of travel at the Post Office.

However, some things never change. Spain and France remain two of the most popular destinations for Brits, along with Ireland and Italy, although the USA is a new entry to the top five and Germany has slipped down the pecking order.ADNFCR-408-ID-801633886-ADNFCR

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