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Brits planning to spend £2k on holidays

Brits planning to spend £2k on holidays
22 Jan 2014

The tourism industry is in good shape with more than two-thirds of people in Britain (68 per cent) intending to take a break this year and the average holidaymaker planning to spend £2,000 in order to do so.

That is according to the latest research from ecommerce specialist Webloyalty, reported in Travel Weekly, which indicates that overseas destinations remain the priority, with fewer wishing to take a 'staycation' this year than in previous times.

The poll of 2,000 consumers indicated that 85 per cent plan to spend the same as last year or more on their holiday plans in 2014. There has also been a rise in the number hoping to take an overseas beach holiday, from 24.2 per cent last year to 26.2 per cent now.

City breaks are more popular this year as well, with 15.9 per cent taking such a holiday in 2013, but 17.2 per cent wishing to do so this year.

At the same time as overseas breaks are becoming more popular, the allure of staycations seems to be diminishing as people have more disposable income to enjoy themselves. In fact, nearly one in five (19.8 per cent) of people took a holiday within the UK last year, but this figure is likely to fall to 16.9 per cent for 2014, based on people's plans.

Even day trips within the UK seem to be less popular, with people instead focussing their efforts on the foreign destinations that they wish to visit. In fact, 24.5 per cent of people took a UK day trip last year, but only 20.3 per cent believe they will do so in 2014.

With people planning to spend more on their holidays than in recent years, the question remains: what are they hoping to get for this extra investment? It appears that flights and hotels are some of the things for which holidaymakers are willing to loosen the purse strings. 

In fact, 27.3 per cent believe they will spend more this year travelling to their holiday destination, while 21.6 per cent intend to splash out more on their accommodation.ADNFCR-408-ID-801684873-ADNFCR

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