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BA Fliers Pick London and the Caribbean This Winter

British Airways has revealed that its customers would love to spend the season shopping in London and kicking back in the Caribbean.

A customer poll carried out this week by flag carrier British Airways has revealed UK travellers favourite winter destinations with the airline. BA asked its followers on Facebook to say where they would most like to visit this winter – the two top destinations were the Caribbean and the UK’s own capital London.

They could not be more dissimilar, with cheap holidays in the Caribbean characterised by sipping cocktails in the sun on a dazzling white beach, while the Big Smoke is decidedly chilly over the winter months, with rain a constant threat.

Nevertheless, BA customers on Facebook said that London was the place for many of them this winter due to its great reputation as one of the world’s top shopping centres. This has only been enhanced in recent months, with the opening of the new Westfield shopping complex in Stratford, east London, ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Preferences for Caribbean holidays were exactly as one might expect, with respondents saying that they would love to fly to one of the Caribbean islands to bask in the region’s warm weather and tropical beauty.

The third most popular option for BA passengers this winter would be Brazil, the carrier revealed. Low prices and a vast range of different landscapes and cultures make cheap holidays in Brazil increasingly popular – and this is only set to increase over the next few years with the massive investment in infrastructure taking place as part of the preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The South American nation also enjoys its summer climate during Europe’s winter months.

The top five was rounded off with the selection of New York and Cape Town, which are both well-worn choices for UK holidaymakers for similar reasons to London and the Caribbean – one is a shoppers’ paradise and the other is a great way for Britons to escape to the winter sun.