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Brits prefer active holidays

Brits prefer active holidays
19 Aug 2013

Three-quarters (75%) of Brits between the ages of 18 and 64 prefer to go on active holidays and try new - and often adventurous - pursuits.

A new survey conducted by the Post Office revealed that rally car driving is the number one choice for 58% of travellers, who said they would be willing to pay up to £112 for the experience.

Other top sports that British travellers are keen to try include scuba diving, sailing, water skiing and white water rafting. Snow boarding and jungle trekking were among the top non-water based activities.

Head of travel at the Post Office Paul Havenhand said that anyone who wants to try something exciting while on holiday needs to budget carefully for the activity. 'Our research showed that people were realistic about the cost of some sports but not about others,' he explained.

In addition, 77% of those questioned said they would want to know they were being taken care of by properly qualified experts before having a go at any adventure activities. It's therefore worth doing research into the relevant sporting establishments before you travel to find out what you should be looking for in a guide or instructor.


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