When it comes to foreign travel, British men and women fall apart on their choices.

A recent survey by London City Airport reveals that men prefer Amsterdam's culture to any other European city's while women travellers like to visit a sunnier Paris.

"The culture of Amsterdam seems to be a big attraction for male travellers, with more than one in three men having visited the city compared to just a quarter of women," the poll results stated.

According to the survey, 35% of men have been to Amsterdam compared to just 26% of women.

However, Paris is the most visited European capital city, with 52% of people having been there, followed by Amsterdam (31%), Dublin (27%), Rome (20%) and Brussels (20%).

The survey done on 2,000 people has also found that France is the most visited country by Britons followed by Spain, USA, Germany, Greece, Italy and Belgium.

Moreover, the survey revealed that the average person in the UK has visited seven countries in their life and that people do most of their exploring before the age of 24.

"Overseas travel is no longer seen as a big deal, it's become almost as normal as catching a train. This has led to more people feeling comfortable with last minute getaways, leaving packing to the night before an early morning flight, and travelling regularly for business and pleasure," Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport, said in a statement.

According to Collier, the number of the UK's outbound tourists highlights the cosmopolitan make-up of modern British families with almost half of the population (47%) having relatives residing in other countries, the most common being Australia, the US, Canada, New Zealand and Spain.

"With so many people having relatives living abroad, we have seen a change in the airport's usual predominantly business passenger profile over the last couple of weeks, as families have been travelling to be together over the Christmas and New Year period," he concluded.