Spanish city is Europe’s most sought-after Christmas destination

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TALLINN, Estonia, is Europe’s most sought-after Christmas city, followed by Vienna, Strasbourg and Krakow – suggesting they’re popular choices for a festive trip.

insurance4carhire combined a list of search terms following the format ‘Christmas in…’ to reveal which of Europe’s cities and countries were most Googled by people in the UK in the last year.

Between October 2018 and September 2019, over 42,000 people searched for ‘Christmas in Spain’ awarding Spain the title of the most-Googled country, followed by France, Germany and Iceland. With over 600 searches a year for ‘Christmas in Tallinn Estonia’, Tallinn is the most popular city indicating it’s a favourite for people in the UK to visit over Christmas.

Tallinn, Estonia, is also claim to a European Best Destinations award for Best Christmas Market in Europe 2019. This year the market is open from November 15 2019 to January 7 2020.

Claire Gardner from insurance4carhire said: “With Spain, France and Germany being only a short trip from the UK, offering beautiful Christmas markets, bustling cities and endless culture – it’s unsurprising these countries are a firm favourite for Brits, – particularly with interest around Christmas. Spain is also a popular choice for UK expats which could be another reason for its popularity with Brits potentially visiting family or friends over the festive period.

FESTIVE FAVOURITE: Tallinn, Estonia.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
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