Half of the Brits preferring long-haul travel

Published on : Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Brit holidaymakersAccording to the latest research, about half of the Britons have been preferring long-haul travel this year, US being the most popular tourist locale among the Briton holidaymakers.

 

The study has also indicated towards an increase in the amount of travel expenditure this year as holidaymakers have been spending approximately £2,924 on their trips. Every eight out of 10 vacationers have said that they find it easier to book their holidays online as it makes it possible for them to receive lower prices and better deals.

 

This study involved 1,000 holidaymakers. It has found that as much as 46% of the Britons like travelling long distances, while 20% of them prefer visiting the US. About 11% head to Australia, as per the study.

 

And, every one in 10 travellers would prefer visiting the Caribbean. Thailand and India are among the destinations that are some of the top five attractions for the year 2016.

 

A firm known as Wex has discovered that travellers aged about 35 to 44 prefer to travel longer distances that account for 54% of the travellers and the older travellers desire to explore the world to a greater extent. And, nearly half of these older travellers aged about 45 to 54 like travelling long-haul.

 

The study also found that 41% of the people aged above 55 are making efforts to travel long-haul.

 

Having said that, short-haul travel is the most popular, as about 71% have been planning to go to places that are near their homes in the next one year.

 

About 44% of the Briton holidaymakers have been travelling to Spain, 18% are heading towards France, 17% to Greece, 15% to Italy and 8% to Portugal.

 

Ian Jonhson, commercial director, Wex, said that the British vacationers are becoming more adventurous and are eager to explore new locales outside the confines of Europe. However, he also added that though several people are opting for long-haul travel, Spain continues to be a great attraction for British travellers.

 

He then said that according to the Wex research, the Britons are likely to spend over 105 of their salary on holidays.

 

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