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Thursday, 2nd August 2012
In Japan Travel News,

Third of holidaymakers prefer to go international

UK holidaymakers might consider jetting to Japan for a break this year as almost a third of Britons would rather take a break outside of Europe.

That is according to the latest research from Confused.com in which 30 per cent of UK travellers said their ideal holiday would be outside of the continent.

Some 57 per cent of respondents aged between 18 and 25 want to spend their break on the beach, with Japan home to some stunning sandy shores.

Sightseeing was a top priority for 32 per cent of Britons, rising to 45 per cent for people aged 55 and above.

Visitors to Japan have the chance to see a host of cultural attractions, including Daisetsuzan –- the largest national park in Hokkaido - and the volcanic mountain range of Kuju in Kyushu.

Interestingly, Britons seemed to be defying the wishes of prime minister David Cameron, who appears to want the UK to become a nation of 'staycationers'.

Rather than holidaying in Britain, 75 per cent of people would ideally go overseas, meaning just a quarter of the nation is prepared to settle for a break on home soil.

The average Briton takes between one and two holidays per year, so why not make it extra special by discovering one of the richest cultures of the southern hemisphere?

Those planning a vacation to Japan should consider investing in travel insurance to protect against issues like lost luggage and sickness.

Head of travel insurance at Confused.com Mhairi Duffin stressed the importance of holiday cover to ensure you stay safe on your break abroad.

She said: "While it may not be the most exciting part of arranging your family holiday, travel insurance should always be one of your main priorities if you want to be able to relax and enjoy your time away."

It can give you the peace of mind you need to enjoy the capital city of Tokyo or the scenic views of Amanohashidate in Kansai.

Posted by Graham McPherson