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Ebookers: Budapest tops the list, Berlin still remains popular

Article published
25.10.2013 at 06:00
Statistics from the Ebookers online travel agency indicate that some weekend holidays from Helsinki Airport in the autumn are taken to classic destinations, such as Berlin, London and Rome. This autumn, Budapest rose to the top of the list and has even passed the ever-popular Barcelona.

"Budapest has attracted extensive interest recently, and reservations for the autumn have increased by more than 60 % compared to last year. Good flight connections from Helsinki and a more extensive range of hotels help us provide comprehensive trip packages to Budapest. This also shows in the booking statistics", says Björn Alvarsson, Ebookers Marketing Director for the Nordic Countries.

Riga is no longer among the top ten destinations. Nice has replaced it this year.

Top ten weekend destinations

  1. Berlin (1)
  2. London (2)
  3. Rome (3)
  4. Budapest (8)
  5. Prague (5)
  6. Barcelona (4)
  7. Paris (6)
  8. New York (9)
  9. Nice (-)
  10. Copenhagen (7)

Last year's position is shown in brackets. The list of favourites is based on trip package reservations placed on the site in January–August, with departure dates in September–November 2013.

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Source: Ebookers release 12 September 2013