Holidays 2018: Britons are top tourists to Ireland reveals Europcar research  | Travel News | Travel

Holidays in 2018 see Britons emerge as the top tourists visit Ireland, new research reveals. In its third Annual Tourism Index, car rental company Europcar Ireland revealed current tourist attitudes and trends.  From visiting a traditional Irish pub to meeting up with family, the research reveals what makes a trip to Ireland one to remember. The Europcar Ireland research shows that 27 per cent of foreign tourists who visited Ireland last year came from the UK. Visitors from the US were second most attracted to the Emerald Isle, with Americans…

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Halifax research suggests homes ‘earned more than their owners’ | Property | Life & Style

It found that house price growth in Barnet in London, outpaced average earnings by £52,256 over the two-year period – the highest difference in the survey. North Hertfordshire had the second biggest gap, at £40,903, while Canterbury, Guildford and Oxford were also places where house prices have surged particularly far ahead of average earnings. The proportion of areas where house prices are outpacing earnings has fallen, from 31 per cent in 2016 to 18% in 2017, Halifax said. The report also highlighted a continued north/south divide, with 86 per cent…

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