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Tourists Seek 'exotic' Locations

Holidaymakers from the UK are increasingly choosing to venture to more exotic locations, analysts have stated.

The Association of British Travel Agents revealed that emerging economies and mid to long-haul destinations are becoming more and more popular.

Frances Tuke, spokesperson for the group, said this is partly because they are exotic, developing locations which can offer a different type of holiday experience.

In addition, she stated that authorities in these countries have invested in providing services and infrastructure for foreign leisure travellers.

This means these places could be good locations for overseas property investors to consider, as the increase in visitor numbers is driving growth in their rental markets.

Furthermore, new infrastructure developments and demand for property in major hotspots could potentially push up property values in prime locations.

This comes after Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing revealed that about seven million people booked accommodation in the region during 2007.

The organisation has predicted that in two years time, this number could possibly increase to ten million.