British Airways, a UK-based airline company, has announced that a recent poll of its passengers has suggested that the Caribbean tops the list of favourite summer holiday destinations.
The survey of passengers showed that while Caribbean holidays are becoming ever more popular, they are closely followed by destinations that include South Africa and Florida, in the US, and other favourite vacation destinations include London and the Maldives.
Respondents to the survey also chose ‘a relaxing beach vacation’ as their favourite kind of holiday, in preference to ‘romantic city-breaks’, ‘fun-filled family getaways’, or ‘an all-action adventure trip’.
British Airways organised the survey on its Facebook page.
Claire Bentley, the airline’s holidays managing director, said, ‘The thought of relaxing on a stunning beach, in the warm and friendly Caribbean is a real draw as the summer weather continues to be a bit of a letdown. Equally, South Africa is a real dream destination with Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Garden route all top attractions, while Florida is proving as popular as ever as an all-round destination with fantastic beaches, great attractions and weather.
We’ve had a great response to our Facebook poll which just shows how important holidays are to people.’
The airline is currently serving several Caribbean destinations with extra flights from London Gatwick Airport for the summer, in keeping with the increased demand for the routes. Service to Barbados, St Lucia and Antigua, in the Caribbean, have been increased to daily, and an extra flight a week has been added to Kingston in Jamaica. The airline is also offering three extra flights to Orlando, in Florida, US, for a total of 10 flights weekly.