New York most popular British holiday destination

New York is the most popular holiday destination with Brits, according to

The holiday home site found that New York topped the list of most-enquired about places, with an average of 185 enquiries per property in the Big Apple. London came close behind with 155 enquiries, followed by Amsterdam with 101, but the biggest surge of demand was directed at Istanbul and Rio de Janeiro, who received an average of 84 and 71 enquiries per property over the year.

"Turkey's capital Istanbul is now in the top five of most in demand cities, with half of all holidaymakers to the country now visiting the city in response to increased efforts by Turkish authorities to provide events, attractions and activities," commented Holiday Lettings.

"There's a real buzz around the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro with the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics coming up, and that's reflected in a huge rise in enquiry numbers from holidaymakers."