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Travel writers reveal their favourite places

1101 Travel writers reveal their favourite places HOLIDAYS The biggest-ever survey of travel journalists in the UK has revealed the places that writers and editors secretly love the most. More than 100 leading journalists were interviewed by the travel inspiration website, 101 Holidays. These are the results. Favourite COUNTRY Favourite CITY 1. France 1. New York 2. London 2. India 3. Paris 4. Venice 3. Italy 5. San Francisco 4. USA 6. Sydney 7. Istanbul 5. Thailand 8. Hong Kong 6. South Africa 9. Amsterdam 10. Berlin 7. UK E 8. Spain NEW YORK was a clear winner in the favourite city category, followed by London and Paris. Long haul favourites such as Sydney, Hong Kong and San Francisco proved more popular than European cities such as Barcelona, Madrid or Rome. 9. Japan 10. Australia Countries with the BEST BEACHES Favourite BEACH RESORT 1. Krabi, Thailand 1. Thailand 2. San Sebastian, Spain 2. USA 3. Treasure Beach, Jamaica 3. Spain 4. Carlisle Bay, Antigua 4. Greece 5. Huvafen Fushi, Maldives 5. British Virgin Islands 6. Maldives 7. France 8. Australia 9. Antigua 10. Jamaica Favourite BEACH IN THE UK UK regions with the BEST BEACHES 1. Holkham, Norfolk 1. Cornwall 2. Rhossili, Gower, South Wales 2. Wales 3. Brighton, Sussex 3. Scotland 4. Watergate Bay, CornwallI 4. Norfolk 5. Bamburgh, Northumberland 5. Sussex 6. Chesil Beach, Dorset 6. Dorset 7. Luskentyre, Isle of Harris 7. Devon 8. Bantham, Devon 8. Northumberland 9. Camber Sands, Sussex 9. Kent 10. Sandwood Bay, 10. Northern Ireland Caithness and Sutherland What is your favourite UK TRAVEL DESTINATION? London Edinburgh Hebrides Lake District Cornwall 7 8. 10 Bath New Forest Yorkshire Dales Snowdonia Scilly Isles If you could fly anywhere (for free) in 2014, where would you go? If you had to pay for one proper holiday in 2014, where would you go? 1. Australia 1. USA 2. Brazil 2. France QUOTE 3. Italy 3. USA 4. New Zealand 4. Scotland "I would take the train to Switzerland, rent a lake house by Lugano and do nothing expect chug back and forth across the water, hike in the mountains Argentina 5. Spain 6. Japan 6. Cambodia 7. Antarctica 7. Brazil and read" 8. Bhutan 8. Greece 9. Burma 9. Thailand 10. Chile 10. England What one destination What is your would you never return to? favourite airline? 1. Las Vegas 1. British Airways 2. Qatar 2. Virgin Atlantic 3. Dubai 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Emirates 5. Swiss QUOTE 6. Qatar Airways 7. Easyjet "I will go back anywhere to give it another chance. A bad experience comes from inside yourself. 8. Cathay Pacific 9. Etihad Airways 10. Ryanair Who we asked More than 100 writers and editors took part in the survey in December 2013, including many of the UK's most experienced and influential travel journalists. These included: Ben Fogle travel writer and TV presenter Francisca Kellett Travel Editor, Tatler Simon Calder Frank Barrett Phoebe Smith The Independent Travel Editor, Editor, Wanderlust Mail on Sunday Magazine AVERAGE ТОTAL 16 Years spent as a travel writer or editor. 1,769 For full survey results and a complete list of the journalists, visit

Travel writers reveal their favourite places

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We've conducted the biggest ever survey of leading travel writers and editors in the UK, revealing the places they love the most, where they plan to travel in 2014, their favourite airline and which d...


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