January 2011 has thrown up a few surprises for leading price comparison site Directflights.com. New York has traditionally been the top search destination for flights and holidays but recent statistics for January have shown that Bangkok has toppled the Big Apple.
Directflights.com attributes this change in preference to consumers looking to escape the bad weather and colder climates for a more exotic and balmy destination. Both the UK and New York have been plagued by blizzard conditions this winter and consumers appear to be doing their best to avoid the snow. Bangkok is also renowned for offering excellent value for money which, in these times of austerity, provides another great reason to travel.
Other winter sun destinations which have made it towards the top of the search list include Dubai and Goa. For families and couples seeking fun and escapism from the UK’s doom and gloom, Orlando and Las Vegas are still proving very popular.