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America named favourite long-haul destination for Brits (and Spain for short)PA


America is our favourite long-distance destination, according to a recent travel poll.

Over 40% voted the US the top spot in the survey carried out by Homes and Holidays magazine.

The Caribbean came in at second place with 17.8% of the vote, while Australia was third with 8.7%.

The US is also home to our favourite city break destination: New York. The Big Apple was closely followed by Barcelona, and then Paris.

The perennial favourite Spain was unsurprisingly voted the best place for a short-haul holiday with 31.1% of the vote, followed by Greece and Italy.

Closer to home, Devon and Cornwall were named the top places for a staycation, with the Lake District and Scotland following after.

The Mirror's Homes and Holidays Travel Editor Marjorie Yue said: "Our travel poll reveals our love affair with ­America is as strong ever. Thanks to the ­celebrity, the glitz and famous good service, for many it's our dream trip. Nearer to home, Spain still delivers what most of our readers wish for from a holiday – sun, sea, sand and great value."

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