Popular long-haul destinations revealed
Long-haul travel - particularly across the Atlantic - is on the rise, according to one expert.
Donna Casey of airport operator BAA said that particularly popular far-flung destinations include New York, Dubai, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney, and that the majority of long-haul flights take off from Heathrow Airport.
"Aviation continues to show strong growth in the UK, with business travel up and transatlantic travel up on last year," Ms Casey explained.
The number of Britons heading overseas has tripled since 1985, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Holidaymakers flying abroad spent a collective £32.2 billion on travel during 2005, the body's research also indicated.