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Although bookings for intra-European travel saw a decline of 3.6 percent, long-haul arrivals, ahead by 8.3 percent made up for this Although bookings for intra-European travel saw a decline of 3.6 percent, long-haul arrivals, ahead by 8.3 percent made up for this

Traditional Destinations Making a Comeback – Report

Traditional destinations made a comeback in terms of long-haul arrivals in Europe during the first quarter of this year according to Air Travellers' Traffic Barometer, produced by non-profit organisation European Cities Marketing and global traveller intelligence provider ForwardKeys.

The top two destinations for long-haul travellers, London, the UK (18 percent) and Paris, France (16 percent) maintained the same shares as in the previous quarter.

Istanbul, Turkey’s steadfast growth led it to become the third top destination, with a share increase of two percent.

Seville, Spain jumped from an 18.2 percent increase in arrivals to 33.1 percent.

New cities to the Top 10 growing destinations compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 include Rome (Italy), Budapest (Hungary) and Amsterdam (the Netherlands), which mark a return to more traditional destinations.