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Zika virus impact on holiday plans in the UK 2016, by replacement destination

This statistic shows the leading five holiday destinations Britons chose to visit after changing their original holiday plans due to the Zika virus in 2016. Just under a third of Uk holidaymakers who had changed their travel plans chose to book a holiday in mainland Spain instead.

Share of holidaymakers who changed their plans due to Zika virus in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016, by replacement destination**

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Release date

August 2016


United Kingdom

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Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

All who changed holiday plans due to Zika virus in 2016 (34%)

Supplementary notes

* Total survey sample. Question includes 34 percent of total survey respondents.
** The original survey question was "Did the news of the Zika virus cause you to change your 2016 holiday plans?". Respondents who changed their destination choice (either before or after booked), were then asked where they had chosen to go instead of their original choice.

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