Travellers may no longer be satisfied with traditional holidays, but are on the lookout for new experiences.
This is the opinion of Tom Hall, UK travel editor of lonelyplanet.com, who said he is now seeing people head off the beaten track to check out things like ancient ruins, museums and other iconic attractions.
He commented: "They are increasingly looking at how they can explore their own interests which can be much more niche than travellers 15 or 20 years ago would have had."
In particular, older people going abroad seem to be especially interested in broadening their horizons and learning more about their countries they visit, the expert added.
Taking ferries from Portsmouth to Caen
could be ideal for anyone who wants to experience an historical part of France, as it is close to the beaches of Normandy and also the site of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.
June 6th marks the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of occupied Europe by Allied forces during World War II.
Posted by Andrew Smith