The Big Apple ranked as top destination for UK travellers

New York City, USA.

New York City, USA.

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For a second consecutive year, New York has ranked as the number one most visited destination for UK travellers in 2015.

The Big Apple was revealed as the number one city ahead of others across North America, Europe and Asia, according to the hotel price index report from Hotels.com.

It showed the majority of Brits still favour journeying to the Big Apple over other popular holiday destinations.

New York is home to some of the most iconic sights on the planet and is renowned for its expansive assortment of dining options.

However, data from the Hotel Prince Index also revealed that Las Vegas is no longer one of the top five most visited cities for UK travellers - having dropped to number nine.

It was replaced by Rome. Barcelona, Dubai and Berlin, all moving up one slot. While Paris, Amsterdam and Dublin have all proven to be as popular as ever, by remaining in second, third and fourth place respectively.

New to the top 20 is Singapore at number 20 but, with its beautiful beaches, clear blue sea and affordable cost of living, this year’s biggest climber with a jump of eight places from 19th to 11th is Mallorca.

Lizann Peppard of the Hotels.com brand said: “It has been a jet-setting year for British travellers in 2015, with destinations in Europe, the USA, Asia and the Middle East all in the Top 20.

“New York was favourite once again, but a number of European destinations proved popular with European capitals continuing to attract travellers. It’s going to be exciting to see what adventures 2016 brings for UK holidaymakers.”

The UK’s top five inbound destinations have maintained their positions for another year, with London holding on to first place. Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow follow behind consecutively. Reading also climbed one position by overtaking Nottingham to enter the UK’s top 20 most frequently visited cities inbound.