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Fewer British people are booking holidays to countries within the European Union amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, according to Thomas Cook.

The travel agent said almost half (48%) of all holidays booked up to the end of February were to non-EU destinations, up 10% from the same period last year. However, Spain is still the most popular destination for British holidaymakers.

Thomas Cook's findings mirror that of the Post Office, which has reported a rise in currency sales to long-haul destinations such as Japan and India. Egypt, in particular, has seen currency sales up nearly 700% compared with last year.

After Spain, Thomas Cook said Turkey, Greece, USA, Cyprus were the UK's most popular destinations. It also said that bookings to Tunisia were "fairing well" after years of low uptake following the 2015 terrorist attack on a beach resort in Sousse.