The sizzling Seychelles, the magical Maldives and colourful Cuba. Those are just some of the exotic destinations that Staysure holiday insurance customers would most like to visit. The news was revealed in a new study that saw 1,500 of our customers polled about their dream travel destinations.
Dream holiday destinations
According to our survey the most popular wish list destination was the Seychelles with 30 per cent eager to visit, while 16 per cent wished they could holiday in China.
We also asked if any movies had inspired wanderlust in our customers and we were surprised to find out that a huge 71 per cent of those polled had gone abroad after seeing a film on the big screen. The top destination was Salzburg in Austria, with 32 per cent saying they were inspired to visit after watching The Sound of Music. Another popular movie hotspot with 24 per cent of those polled was Rome – thanks to the 1953 flick Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn.
And when it comes to our favourite holiday activities, it’s no surprise that trying the local cuisine scores highly – as a staggering 88 per cent like to eat out on holiday. On the other hand, only around half of us (52 per cent) enjoy shopping, while 61 per cent like to soak up the sunshine and top up their tans.
As for holiday romances, well it seems the majority in our survey (80 per cent) have never fallen in love abroad. However, that does mean 20 per cent have – with 5 per cent of them still together!
One of the most interesting aspects of the survey was finding out what activities were on people’s bucket lists. The most popular, at 76 per cent, was to see more of the world. While 29 per cent were keen to learn another language. What’s more, it seems there are a few budding wordsmiths out there too, with 17 per cent eager to write a book.
We also asked if people would consider moving abroad and were fascinated to discover that 13 per cent would like to relocate overseas when they retire. If you want to see the rest of the results, take a look at this great infographic!