Cultural city breaks are most popular for Brits in 2017

ByTravelling For Business

January 3, 2017

Low-cost airline Norwegian reveals some of the most popular travel experiences for British holidaymakers in 2017 in conjunction with the world’s largest travel activity website, GetYourGuide.

Based on a sample of more than 10,000 bookings made by UK travellers, findings show that Brits are spending more to beat the queues for quicker access to cultural attractions such as museums, tours and historic landmarks.

Norwegian is rapidly expanding its low-cost flights from the UK with more than 10 new routes launched in the past year, flying 4.5 million UK passengers. Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier has partnered with GetYourGuide to offer exclusive offers and discounts on travel tours and activities to its five million members of the airline’s loyalty programme, Norwegian Reward.

In the first half of 2017, based on bookings made by UK-based GetYourGuide users and Norwegian Reward members Brits will be flocking to Reykjavik to experience the Northern Lights and whale-watching tours, as the city has the most bookings for tours and activities.

Furthermore, UK tourists are increasingly booking for convenience with skip the line entry to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, priority entry to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and “no wait” for the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peters all featuring in the top 10.

Additionally, Cultural attractions and city landmarks are among the most popular including tours of the Alhambra, Generalife and Nasrid Palaces in Spain and access to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Top 10 most popular travel activities booked by Brits (between January and June 2017):

1      Northern Lights Tour in Reykjavik

2      Eiffel Tower Skip the line experience

3      Whale Watching: 3-Hour Trip from Reykjavik

4      Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Full-Day Tour from Krakow

5      Venice Marco Polo Airport Transfer: Shared Water Taxi

6      Burj Khalifa Tickets: Level 124 & 125

7      Paris: Moulin Rouge Show with Champagne

8      Priority Entrance: Guinness Storehouse with Free Pint

9      No Wait: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s

10   Alhambra, Generalife, and Nasrid Palaces: Guided Tour

Top 10 cities where Brits have booked travel activities (between January and June 2017):

1      Reykjavik

2      Paris

3      Rome

4      Dubai

5      Krakow

6      Amsterdam

7      Venice

8      Sydney

9      Dublin

10   Barcelona 

Brede Huser, Senior Vice President of Norwegian Reward said: “Our findings show that British tourists demand faster access to distinct cultural experiences that will enhance their holidays. European city breaks remain popular and Norwegian is about to start its biggest ever year in the UK, with more affordable flights on brand new aircraft giving passengers more choice.

Customers and Norwegian Reward members can also look forward to receiving even more high quality value when booking lasting travel memories with GetYourGuide for 2017.”