Romania, Croatia and Lithuania are among the top five destinations preferred by British tourists who are increasingly drawn to Eastern European countries and the Baltic States, according to a Visa research published on Monday by travelweekly.co.uk.
The research was conducted by the Forward Thinking agency which collected data on the use of debit cards at sale points or ATMs abroad compared to the travel money taken from the exchange offices before departing.
The number of UK card holders that spent their holidays in the aforementioned countries grew by 80 per cent in Romania, 61 per cent in Lithuania and 57 per cent in Croatia from 2012 to 2014, travelweekly.co.uk points out.
Croatia however is where British tourists registered the highest holiday expenditures among Eastern European countries, with GBP 18.4 M spent from Visa cards in the summer of 2014. Croatia was followed by Romania (GBP 8.8 M) and Lithuania (GBP 6.3 M).