Far-flung holiday destinations are becoming more popular as the world becomes a global village, it has been claimed.

Far-flung holiday destinations are becoming more popular as the world becomes a global village, it has been claimed.

A spokesperson for the Association of Independent Tour Operators said that even places which were once seen as far-flung destinations only for backpackers and gap year travellers are becoming more mainstream.

“The world is becoming a smaller place and becoming more accessible. People are more aware of what’s available now – it’s not the end of Earth like it used to be,” the source said.

Alison Cook, editor of Luxury Travel magazine, recently said that people considering holidays to Thailand should not be put off by its backpacker image, commenting that it now appeals to a wide range of audiences, including those on their honeymoon.

However, it retains its attraction for those seeking a bargain, with accommodation available for as little as £2.50 a night in resorts such as Bangkok and Phuket.

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