Monday, 13 June 2011

Staycation popularity in decline

A report has found that the Great British public are moving away from 'staycations' in order to benefit from better climes overseas.Figures from the Office for National Statistics has found that the number of Britons travelling abroad in the first three months of 2011 is 13.5m, a 4% increase on the previous year.

A study by TripAdvisor has foud that 38% of 6000 people were planning a stay-at-home holiday in 2011 compared with 45% in 2010.

Emma O'Boyle, a spokesman for TripAdvisor, said: “This year looks more positive for both travellers and the travel industry. Britons intend to travel more often and will spend more money doing so, but will still proceed with caution. Despite lingering economic fears, we are seeing a trend towards travellers making savvier holiday choices, such a selecting destinations based on a favourable exchange rate or travelling in shoulder season, rather than sacrificing a holiday altogether.”

What do you all think? Will it be UK or overseas for you this year?

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