The number of cheap flights available in south-east Asia makes it easy for Brits to explore the region, claims Lonely Planet.

The number of cheap flights available in south-east Asia makes it easy for Brits to explore the region, claims Lonely Planet.

Heather Carswell, a spokeswoman for the travel guides, explained that many tourists initially take flights to Thailand but in recent years people are starting to then visit other places across Asia because flights are affordable.

She explained: “An increasing number of visitors are flying to the major cities such as Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur and jumping on a cheap flight, for example to Siem Reap in Cambodia to see Angkor Wat or Vientiane to explore Laos.”

She added that attractions including Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Halong Bay in Vietnam have seen a significant rise in visitor levels over the past 12 months.

According to the Pacific Asia Travel Association, south-east Asia is set to see an increase in tourism growth of over eight per cent in the next two years.

Written by Alex Cochrane.

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