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Whether you are looking to steal some winter sun or you want to fling yourself into a new culture, long haul flights are often part and parcel of going on holiday.
France and Spain are still the most popular destinations for British holidaymakers by some way, but long haul flights have grown exponentially over the last two decades, despite a dip that followed the 2008-09 recession.
In the graphics below, we look at how flights to the 10 most popular long haul destinations have changed since 1995. The figures are based on data derived from the Office for National Statistics’ International Passenger Survey.
The USA is the most popular long-haul destination for Brits, with up to 3 million holidaymakers crossing the pond each year. While families favour Orlando and California for the Disney theme parks – cities like New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas are all hugely popular.
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