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Portugal top five destination

Portugal was ranked as the fourth most searched destination during December 2010 by online travel company Homelidays.

More than 8,000 requests for information about Portugal were made by users on the site coming mainly from Portuguese, French and Spanish users, representing an increase of 25% compared to December 2009.

Sofia Dias of Homelidays said: The figures for December show that Portugal remains one of the destinations most searched for by our users.  This demand is due to the excellent winter climate and quality and location of accommodation as well as the warm welcome of the Portuguese people.

Of the 706 regions available on the website, Lisbon featured in tenth place and the Algarve came in at number 19, an increase of 25% and 21% respectively in comparison to the same period in 2009.