With a 54% increase in flight searches, Estonia ranks as number 1 emerging summer destination for British travellers
As always, this time of year sees hoards of Brits setting off overseas in search of that much needed sun, sea and relaxation with the traditional destinations of Spain and France usually proving most popular. However, it appears that a greater number of intrepid travellers are now looking past the ‘usual’ vacation hotspots in search of something different.
Data taken from the Top 10 Emerging Destinations for British Travellers survey compiled by price comparison website Skyscanner shows that the small Baltic nation of Estonia saw the biggest rise in interest compared to summer 2010, with a 54% increase in flight searches. Indeed, the Estonian capital of Tallinn, voted this year’s European Capital of Culture appears to have helped attract a greater number of British tourists interested in finding out more about Estonia, considered to be one of Europe’s best kept secrets.
Skyscanner’s Travel Editor Sam Baldwin states: “It’s great to see lesser-known spots receive well-deserved interest and Skyscanner’s data may be indicative of a growing trend to visit places off the beaten track.”
Alan Forsyth, Director of highly respected property investment agency, Property Secrets comments,
“The Skyscanner data perfectly highlights that emerging markets like Estonia will in time, become hot picks for tourists around the world. Estonia has so much to offer including charming seaside towns, pretty villages and a surprisingly cosmopolitan culture and has certainly begun to place itself on the tourism radar seeing a 41% increase in the number of UK visitors with a record number welcomed in the first half of this year. I am over the moon that the beautiful Baltic nation has finally made its presence felt.”
With this in mind, Property Secrets has been insightful enough to recognise the lucrative nature of Estonia’s emerging tourism market and in turn demand for accommodation; in keeping with the nation’s focus on eco developments Property Secrets has a unique and truly sustainable development on offer.
Fully planned and carbon negative, Keble House, built in the beautiful residential complex Oxford Park and priced at only €107,307, with 20% covered by the developer, is the first of its type in Europe, offering a 2 bedroom natural wood terrace house with front and back garden and parking only 30 minutes’ drive from the border of the capital Tallinn.
The Oxford Park complex is the only new community development in Europe to plan its own independent renewable heat and electricity source (allowing it an A+ rating), based on clean biomass renewable energy, supplying all the properties through a smart grid, putting it well ahead of similar developments in the UK.
With a 5 year rental guarantee at 5% of purchase price this is the perfect opportunity to reap the rewards from Estonia’s emerging tourism market by investing in a beautifully sustainable property.