A new study has picked out the key trends for holidaymakers planning vacations for 2008 and tipped Jerba in Tunisia as the next travel hotspot.
Online travel community TripAdvisor used an algorithm that looked at factors such as changes in search activity and online postings to guess which destinations are likely to become popular with British holidaymakers in the coming months.
As well as the Tunisian city, the website suggested that Makandi Bay in Egypt, Phangnga in Thailand, Kovalam in India and Sabaudia in Italy would become top travel destinations in the near future.
It also suggested that towns in Morocco, France, China and Montenegro could be about to experience a surge in demand.
The north African island of Jerba has long been a popular tourist destination for holidaymakers from France, Germany and Italy. It has also traditionally attracted keen science fiction fans as several scenes from the original Star Wars movie were shot on the island.
Elsewhere, TripAdvisor's study also found that Brits are unlikely to be planning eco-holidays in the coming months and years. When asked whether they plan to be more environmentally conscious in their travel decisions in the coming year, 27 per cent said no. What's more, 45 per cent said that they were unlikely to check into environmentally friendly hotel or resort when on holiday.
Recently, the Association of British Travel Agents said that people were still planning short breaks to long-haul destinations, despite increased awareness about the environmental impact of flying.
The group's spokesperson explained: "In the responsible tourism field, people would rather go to long-haul destinations for longer periods of time, rather than short breaks. But there has been a market recently for people to go for two weeks and sometimes even less, depending on where it is.
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