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first_imgHolidaymakers are considering booking flights to destinations they would not have thought of travelling to 20 years ago, lastminute.com has said.Citing Egypt as an example, Mark Bower, the website’s lifestyle sales director, said that people a generation ago would “never have considered” the African country as a holiday destination, but that it has now become more accessible.”You’ve got AirAsia starting their flights next week and obviously they are coming in with a really good price,” he said.”Also, on our top ten list, we have places like Thailand, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.”Mr Bower added that these destinations are “getting themselves on the map”, having previously been relatively unrecognised in terms of holiday appeal.Recent research from lastminute.com suggested that short breaks would feature more prominently among people’s travel plans this year, with 31 percent of holidaymakers saying they were planning to go on a city break.Almost a quarter (23 percent) said they planned to go on a traditional two-week break in the sun, while exactly a quarter admitted to having made no holiday arrangements.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedIncreasing numbers of people could book flights to Cornwall this summer, findings suggestMore Brits could be booking flights to Newquay,Domestic flights still proving popular in the UKDomestic flights still proving popular in the UKHolidaymakers more likely to take single breakHolidaymakers more likely to take single breaklast_img