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7 questions on holidays

Summer holidays quiz

Quiet roads, empty train carriages and busy swimming pools - the holidays season is under way. If you're reading this, it's unlikely you're sipping sangria while lounging on a sunbed by the pool. But as you plan your escape, here's a Magazine quiz to give you some ideas and get you in the mood.

Palm trees

1.) Multiple Choice Question

So far this recession-hit summer, travel agent bookings are 10% down. But which is the highest climber in the top 10 destinations for Britons?

British man in Spain
  1. Egypt
  2. Turkey
  3. Tunisia

2.) Multiple Choice Question

What kind of holiday has exploded in popularity this summer?

British holidaymakers
  1. Full board
  2. All-inclusive
  3. Self-catering

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Last year, Peter Mandelson went to Corfu and caused a political storm after meeting Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska on his yacht. Where is he going this year?

Peter Mandelson, Oleg Depraska and a yacht
  1. Italy
  2. Brazil
  3. Corfu

4.) Multiple Choice Question

And where does a Liberal Democrat leader go on holiday? As Nick Clegg is married to a Spaniard, it will be no surprise to learn that is where he is heading, but to which region?

Nick Clegg and wife Miriam
  1. Castile and Leon
  2. Andalusia
  3. Galicia

5.) Multiple Choice Question

George Clooney and Cindy Crawford are two celebrities holidaying in Italy at the moment. But what other A-lister is also soaking up the sun in the same country?

  1. Kate Moss
    Kate Moss
  2. Jack Nicholson
    Jack Nicholson
  3. Jennifer Lopez
    Jennifer Lopez

6.) Multiple Choice Question

London, Manchester and Birmingham are the most visited of all the towns and cities in England. Which city has risen to fourth?

  1. Blackpool
    Blackpool Tower
  2. Liverpool
    Liver Building
  3. Bristol
    Severn Bridge

7.) Multiple Choice Question

In Scotland, the most visited places are Edinburgh (pictured) and Glasgow. What's next?

Edinburgh
  1. Highlands
  2. Loch Lomond
  3. Isle of Skye

Answers

  1. It's Egypt, which has risen from ninth to sixth, thanks to a 20-25% rise in travel agent bookings. Also outside the eurozone, Turkey has experienced a similar increase in trade.
  2. It's all-inclusive holidays, which are up by 50-60%, according to the Association of British Travel Agents. The rise is thought to be due to the poor exchange rate with the euro.
  3. He's going to Corfu again. His spokesman said: "He is there for a week but this time without Russians, yachts or George Osborne." It's unlikely they'll be dining again on hols. Mr Osborne is going to Cornwall and Spain.
  4. It's Castile and Leon, where his wife Miriam is from. Gordon Brown is dividing his holiday between Fife and Cumbria, while David Cameron is going to France and Greece.
  5. It's Jennifer Lopez, who is holidaying with her family on the Amalfi Coast. Moss and Nicholson chose the south of France.
  6. It's Bristol, according to 2008 figures supplied by Visit England. Blackpool is down 26% and in sixth place. Being European Capital of Culture boosted the numbers visiting Liverpool by 28%, and pushed it into the top 10.
  7. It's the Highlands, according to Visit Scotland.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Sleeping rough

4 - 6 : Self-catering

7 - 7 : 5-star!

For a complete archive of past quizzes, including the Curriculum tests and our weekly news quiz 7 days 7 questions, visit the Magazine index and scroll down the page.



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