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Millions of holidaymakers have chosen a vacation spot based mostly on a e-book they’ve learn – with “Under the Tuscan Sun”, by Frances Mayes, named as the highest inspiration. A research of two,000 adults discovered one in 4 have booked a vacation with the intention to go to a location referenced in a novel.

Some of the preferred vacation spots impressed by books embody Venice (“The Thief Lord” by Cornelia Funke), Barcelona (“The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon), Kefalonia, (“Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”) and Paris (“Les Misérables” by Victor Hugo).

Others lengthy to go to Rome, due to “Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown, and Corfu, which options in “The Corfu Trilogy”, by Gerald Durrell.

The analysis additionally revealed that 35 % have been influenced by TV exhibits – with Iceland, Spain, and Italy among the many high nations to go to after seeing them on display.

A spokesman for Jet2holidays, which commissioned the analysis to have a good time World Book Day this Thursday, stated: “A lot of holiday inspiration naturally comes from watching films or TV shows.

“But we were surprised to see how many have had the urge to travel somewhere based on a book they have read – which has no visual representation of the country or city it is set in.

“Sometimes it’s difficult deciding on where to go for your next trip – so it’s nice knowing that books aren’t just good for unwinding and enjoying some much-needed downtime, but also for holiday help, too.”

Reasons for visiting a spot they examine in a novel embody desirous to see what it regarded like in actual life (46 %), studying extra concerning the space (32 %), and to tick it off their bucket checklist (15 %).

And 62 % of those that have made a visit have been pleasantly shocked to seek out their book-inspired vacation spot was higher than anticipated.

Once there, half explored landmarks or points of interest which have been talked about within the novel, whereas 25 % stayed in lodging featured within the non-fiction story.

And 27 % even signed as much as knowledgeable guided tour of among the locations they examine, in response to the information.

It additionally emerged those that have loved a vacation after studying about it in a e-book have made a mean of three novel-related journeys – with 15 % reserving their travels the day after that they had completed studying the story.

And 17 % have a listing of 5 locations, on common, that they’d like to go to sooner or later, based mostly on completed novels.

The spokesman for Jet2holidays added: “This World Book Day, we hope this research has inspired people to visit their local bookshop, and purchase a novel which could well be the setting for their next holiday.

“There are so many beautiful places to visit in the world, which makes it hard to narrow down, so hopefully this has given the nation some motivation to start thinking about where they might travel to next – and they may possibly have a book to thank.”