Britons snap up non-EU holidays over Brexit uncertainty: Thomas Cook

Greece has also seen its popularity rise

Greece has also seen its popularity rise

On another note, the report reveals that Tunisia has jumped up to Thomas Cook's seventh most popular destination from its 10th-place position previous year - potentially suggesting that it has returned to favour following the attacks in Sousse in 2014.

Repeated delays to Brexit discouraged travellers from booking early and prompted them to look further afield, the travel firm said in a report. The whole political mess has basically weakened the demand for air tickets, but also the prices.

However, the terms of Theresa May's Brexit deal have led to further delays. While an exit from the bloc has been delayed until 31 October 2019, Britain could leave at any time up until that date under a new agreement with the EU.

There has been a resurgence in the popularity the likes of Turkey and Tunisia, which have suffered from terrorism concerns in recent years.

Still, Brexit uncertainty aside, it's extremely important that travellers ensure they take out the appropriate level of coverage when holidaying overseas to avoid incurring huge costs should plans go awry.

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Meanwhile most of the 3,422 survey respondents said they were still more likely to take a trip overseas than they were previous year.

The travel firm's Chief of Tour Operating, Will Waggott, said that while Britain is going through unique political times, people in Britain still want to head to the sunshine for their summer holidays.

A quarter said that a holiday in a foreign destination was higher in their spending priorities than in 2018, whereas just 8% said it was lower.

Britons are increasingly choosing package holidays outside of the European Union this summer as Brexit uncertainty shakes the pound, tour operator Thomas Cook said on Monday.

Thomas Cook said about two-thirds of customers had booked all-inclusive packages that include meals, as they seek to "avoid losing out to the unsteady British pound".

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