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Amsterdam is 'friendliest' destination for Brummies; TOURISM.

GLOBETROTTING Brummies are eyeing European hotspots for short city breaks as the big Easter getaway approaches.

Travel firm Jet2 asked 1,000 adults about their holiday plans and Brummies voted for Amsterdam as the friendliest European city to visit, closely followed by Barcelona and Paris.

Other favourites destinations included Venice, Prague and Budapest.

More than two thirds of West Midlanders questioned said they wanted to make the most of sightseeing opportunities, while others said they travelled to experience a new culture. Almost half of those spoken to said they also wanted to learn about the history of a destination.

The Jet2 research also revealed that the average person from Birmingham has been on seven European city breaks and 12 UK city breaks.

Steve Heapy, chief of Jet2holidays, said: "I think the reason city breaks are so popular is that they are an ideal opportunity to see somewhere really spectacular, but without needing to spend a fortune, or take a prolonged period of time off work."

The research revealed that city break locations are mainly influenced by recommendations from friends or family, books or magazines and TV programmes or films.

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Date:Mar 27, 2015
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