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Greek Islands voted top holidays

- by Archimedes

Greek Islands voted top holidays.

The Greek Islands is the second most popular holiday destination in the world according to travel giant TUI. A survey of the top holiday destinations of 13 countries in 2013 puts the Greek Islands at number two behind Turkey, with the Balearic Islands at number three and mainland Spain in fourth place.

The results showed that the top holiday destinations for the UK during the summer of 2013 were Turkey, Greece and the Balearics with Mexico taking top place for long distance journeys.

The survey also revealed that the British were among the most likely to book well ahead, along with tourists from Switzerland and Germany while the Russians ranked last on the list.

The average holiday duration was nine days, with the French taking shorter summer breaks, at seven days, in contrast to the Dutch at 11 days.

That the average length of a summer holiday for travellers in the UK and Ireland was ten days.

TUI Travel is one of the world's leading leisure travel companies, with over 240 brands and more than 30 million customers.

TUI Travel asked a selection of its source markets about customers' holiday trends for 2013.