Friday, January 4, 2019
Research released at World Travel Market London shows that 51 per cent British holidaymakers are taking two or more holidays in a year. About 20 % of them take three or more trips.
British holidaymakers took about 106 million holiday trips in 2017. About 59 million trips were to the U.K. and 46.6 million were overseas trips.
In 2018, 51 per cent of British holidaymakers take more than one holiday – 32 per cent of them said they have had two holidays in 2018 (about 34 million trips), 12 per cent took three holidays (13 million trips) and 7 per cent went for four or more holidays (7.5 million trips).
The most popular overseas resorts were in Spain, France, the US and Italy.
The top activity was sightseeing (77 per cent) with cultural experiences (60 per cent) following suit.
World Travel Market London’s Paul Nelson said: “Perhaps it’s a reflection of the heatwave that we enjoyed during summer 2018, but it’s interesting to see that the staycation is still strong.”
About 2.2 million Brits went overseas during the August holiday in 2018, and 2.1 million in Easter.
British holidaymakers keep their trouble at bay and go for holidays. It seems that the traditional peak season fortnight holiday is on the wane. They cleverly choose their annual leave around bank holidays to maximise their time away.
The empty-nesters and the silver surfers are free to take as many holidays a year as they can afford and whenever they want. Some parents take their kids out of school during term time to get break outside of the peak season.