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Las Vegas takes gold as top holiday destination for Team GB athletes

Official London 2012 airline partner British Airways has asked a number of Team GB and Paralympics GB athletes about their holiday plans post September 2012. Far from having a relaxing break, the results showed that many of the athletes will be seeking sun and fun, following weeks and months of gruelling schedules. Nearly a third of athletes (28%) are planning a trip to America, with Las Vegas and Orlando among the top cities. In second place is Brits’ favourite Spain, with 13% of athletes planning a break to the mainland and its islands, with Ibiza topping the list – and just in time for the closing parties! In joint third place are Australia, Greece and Thailand – preferred destinations for their sunshine, beaches, sports activities, great food and culture. Some of the more unusual destinations included Lithuania, Cuba and the less far-flung… Scotland! The findings also revealed that there’s no rest for some athletes, with 4% planning an active ski or snowboarding holiday.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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