Reveals Casablanca as the Hottest Destination for Irish Travellers in June

Sunday, September 26, 2010

DUBLIN, September 27, 2010 - has revealed in its latest poll of the fastest rising
destinations that Casablanca has come out top of the new league table for
Irish travellers.

The 'hot list' has revealed a 496% increase in searches for
the Moroccan city on the Irish site in June 2010 compared with
June 2009. The monthly league table shows the destinations which are
experiencing the biggest growth in searches compared to the same period the
year before.

New Delhi was a surprise second on June's list with searches increasing
for the Indian capital by 477% while the town of Locarno, Italy came third
with a 443% increase.

Irish holiday destination favourite Playa De Las Americas in Tenerife
came in at number nine on the table, while the ever popular Fuerteventura in
the Canary Islands ranked 16th.

Surprise entries in the top 20 included Beirut at number 13 with a 365%
uplift in searches for the Lebanon capital compared with June of last year.
The town of Canterbury in the UK also experienced a surge in popularity
ranking 17th overall. Astonishingly there were no US destinations in the top
20 list, although hotels in New York City (
have always been a perennial favourite with Irish travellers.

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Alison Couper, Communications Director at, said: "There were
some real surprises in the top 20 list in June with Casablanca coming out on
top. The figures indicate that North Africa is becoming increasingly popular
with Irish travellers wanting to holiday outside the Eurozone, with both
Marrakech and Alexandria in Egypt making the list."


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    For further information or spokespeople please call:

    Angie Grant
    Pembroke Communications
    16 Sir John Rogerson's Quay
    Dublin 2

For further information or spokespeople please call: Angie Grant, Pembroke Communications, 16 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland, +353(0)1-649-6345

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