You don't hear many people saying they're going to Newcastle for a weekend break or taking their loved one for a romantic get-away in Cardiff. But, they must be doing so in their droves.
Expedia has released their UK top ten destinations and while there are no prizes for guessing who's in the top spots (it's the usual suspects of London and Edinburgh) what's interesting is what's happening in the bottom half of the table.
There, getting comfy in the number seven and eight spots, are Newcastle and Cardiff. They've beaten the picturesque York and Bristol which must be a bit of a shock for those pretty cities.
Cardiff and Co, the city's marketing body, reckon they've got a good chance of holding on to the top spot with its new Doctor Who Experience opening in the summer and the first Doctor Who Convention to be held since the series staged its TV comeback. It's also boasting about the Olympic football, international cricket and the world championship water sports.
2. Edinburgh, Scotland
3. Manchester, England
4. Glasgow, Scotland
5. Birmingham, England
7. Newcastle Upon Tyne
It seems that it is a day of rankings today. First, this morning is Exedia's data for the top ten most popular destinations in the UK. Later, we'll be taking a look at Centre for Cities Cities Outlook Report.
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