Where would a travel writer take their holiday?
Deciding where to go for your next family holiday can sometimes be a challenge. If we run short of ideas we often turn to our favourite travel writers to see what suggestions they may have. What new ideas for city breaks or new destinations are just starting to make their mark on the world of international travel. Travel writers are widely regarded as experts in their field and the best informed people in the world of international travel.
Which country do travel writers prefer to visit?
Travel writers write about a very wide range of destinations but have you ever wondered where they would like to go if they were given the choice? A survey of more than 100 well known travel writers has produced some interesting results. The first question in the survey asked writers which country in the world was their favourite country to visit. France emerged as the clear winner in this poll other European countries to do well were Italy, the UK and Spain.
6. South Africa
The follow-on question sought to narrow down the results and asked the writers to pick their favourite city. The results here were quite mixed with New York being the most popular followed by three big European centres. London, Paris and Venice. Other cities in the top ten included Amsterdam and Berlin.
1. New York
Would a travel writer spend their own money to get there?
Another question asked of this group of travel writers was “If you had to pay for one proper holiday this year where would you go?”
This is a significant question as it is rare for writers to actually pay for for their own travel and there is always the suspicion that they may be making a destination sound unduly attractive because their travel and accommodation has been paid for by the holiday company. Knowing where the writer would choose to go when they are paying their own way assures you that the opinion is unbiased.
The USA came out on top for this question possibly due to the wide range of holiday activities which are possible there.
What was remarkable about the answers given for this question was the number of writers who favoured activity type holidays instead of the more traditional beach breaks. It seems that travel writers are an adventurous lot and are more likely to be found kayaking or windsurfing than relaxing on a beach. Another interesting fact highlighted by this survey was many of those surveyed preferred the freedom of renting their own accommodation. Rather than booking into a hotel many travel writers would opt to rent a holiday apartment or cottage and avoid the restrictions which hotel accommodation can bring.
If we take these popular travel writers as our guide then it looks like all of our holidays will be getting more adventurous in the future as we begin to look forward to holidays where we learn new skills and the whole family gets active together instead of lying on a beach.