‘Beautiful’ Spanish city named one of the world’s most desirable destinations | Travel News | Travel

A new study by Premier Inn looked at search data to find the destinations tourists are looking at most. The team excluded capital cities to find the world’s best “alternative capitals”. A gorgeous city in Spain took the top spot.

World’s best alternative capitals

  1. Malaga, Spain
  2. Venice, Italy
  3. San Francisco, USA
  4. Antalya, Turkey
  5. Brighton, UK
  6. Perth, Australia
  7. Hurghada, Egypt
  8. Porto, Portugal
  9. Antwerp, Belgium
  10. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Tourists could also visit the city’s Cathedral or admire the art at its Picasso Museum. The famed artist was born in the city.

While Malaga is a top destination on its own, many tourists fly there to travel to one of the nearby Costa del Sol beach resorts.

Marbella is less than an hour’s drive from Malaga while British favourites, Fuengirola and Benalmadena are even closer.

The Costa del Sol coastline is regarded as one of Spain’s most beautiful beach regions and is very popular with Britons.

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Turkey’s Antalya came in fourth place and is a leading beach destination for British tourists in the summer.

Although flights to Turkey usually cost more than to Spain or Portugal, tourists will usually find everyday essentials such as food and drink to be much cheaper.

Brighton took the fifth spot and the highest position in the UK after London. The seaside destination has a lively nightlife scene and some of the country’s best fish and chips.

Hurghada, Perth, Porto, Antwerp and Rio de Janeiro also made the list, providing plenty of holiday inspiration for 2023.

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Tik Toker slammed for scamming airport disability support with ‘travel hack’ | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Multiple social media users have been taking to the platform to share their “travel hacks” to board a plane faster including faking an injury to receive a wheelchair. Broadcaster Henry Bonsu told the Jeremy Vine show: “It’s not good at all because for who genuinely are disabled like Frank Gardener, the BBC’s security correspondent. There aren’t enough people to help him with his issues. Look at what people are saying at Heathrow and Luton.

“The number of people who are asking for help is going through the roof.

“It’s way more than during the pandemic. The question is, what’s behind it?

“Is it hacks or is it something else, are people becoming much more disabled than they were?!”

Columnist Carole Malone added: “That really makes me sick. I’ve seen people get into the buggies because sometimes you have half a mile to walk before you get to the plane.

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“I’ve seen them do that and I actually want to say to them, ‘get out of that’ because my mum used to need one all the time and could never get one.”

Heathrow airport‘s chief executive John Holland-Kaye described this as “the wrong thing to be doing”.

He told LBC: “For passengers requiring wheelchair support we have more demand than we had before the pandemic.

“Why is that happening? Some of this is because people are using the wheelchair support to try to get fast-track through the airport.

A video showing a passenger skipping queues at Ibiza Airport, Spain, by feigning injury to get a wheelchair has been viewed 2.5 million times on TikTok.

The man is shown standing up and walking away after the flight.

Mr Holland-Kaye added that about half of arriving passengers who request

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