MBNA analysis reveals growing UK interest in Central American travel

MBNA Analysis Reveals Growing UK Interest In Central American Travel

The face of travel can be changing, with completely new research showing of which Central American countries like Costa Rica in addition to Argentina are becoming more favorite with UK travellers.

MBNA Analysis Reveals Growing UK Interest In Central American Travel

Credit card provider MBNA analysed more than four million transactions through UK customers around the globe to build up a picture of how travel habits are changing, with
Central America seeing the highest growth in transactions through travellers since 2014.

MBNA Analysis Reveals Growing UK Interest In Central American Travel

Spend analysed included accommodation, restaurants, bars in addition to retail outlets.

MBNA Analysis Reveals Growing UK Interest In Central American Travel

Costa Rica, a country known for its stunning beaches, lush jungle in addition to awe-inspiring volcanic landscape, saw the highest growth in spend through UK nationals by 136.12 per cent while the southern Argentina has grown by 66.87 per cent.

MBNA Analysis Reveals Growing UK Interest In Central American Travel

The British also seem to have been won over by Cape Verde, that has a spend increase by 83.14 per cent while Montenegro grew by 73.65 per cent in addition to the Baltic state of Latvia shot up by 48.91 per cent over a two year period.

MBNA Analysis Reveals Growing UK Interest In Central American Travel

MBNA also analysed smaller markets with typically lower volume transactions who have seen exponential growth since 2014.

MBNA Analysis Reveals Growing UK Interest In Central American Travel

The Polynesian island of Samoa with its serene, natural beauty saw a transaction increase through UK travellers of 1,744 per cent.

Myanmar has also seen considerable interest that has a 241.64 per cent increase in spend in addition to Nicaragua in Central America grew by 177.11 per cent.

The countries seeing the biggest decreases in interest were Tunisia, with -79.6 per cent spend through UK travellers in addition to Egypt with -71.61 per cent.

Gibraltar also saw a fall of -40.02 per cent while the Caribbean twin island of Trinidad in addition to Tobago lost out by -39.32 per cent.

MBNA analysis reveals growing UK interest in Central American travel

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