LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) - Brits spend an average of five months saving an average of £621.91 for their trip away with a massive 56% of people saying they are guilty of a spending splurge on holiday, despite never dreaming of repeating this behaviour when in the UK.1
Despite a growing squeeze on households, a number of Brits are looking forward to a holiday getaway this summer. The demand for tailor made packages is on the rise as holidaymakers look to make their money go further, according to the Association of British Travel agents.2
One of the growing trends amongst British travellers is the hunt for value overseas. Households are more likely to look for great value holidays than cutback or avoid going away altogether.
France is a hugely popular holiday destination for Britons being just a hop, skip and jump across the channel. Travel costs for all the family could be significantly reduced by driving and getting a ferry rather than flying. Paris is expensive but outside of the capital you can find affordable family holiday hotspots and great sunshine. France has a lot to offer and caters for all holiday types, from skiing in the Alps to holiday camps and stunning beaches on the south coast.
In the past, Spain has always been a firm favourite amongst British holidaymakers and this is not set to change in 2013. With temperatures hitting the high teens, particularly in the south3, Spain is the ideal place for a spring getaway. The vibrant and diverse country has a rich culture which can be fun for all the family. From the lively streets of Barcelona to the golden sandy beaches of Majorca, there is something to suit all holiday tastes.
The global financial crisis has taken its toll on the Greek economy, making it a great value holiday destination. All inclusive package deals to Greece are widely available, often at low costs and the euro is still accepted making it an affordable holiday destination.
Whilst you might find a great holiday at cheap price, you won't want to see a shortfall in your foreign currency exchange because you didn't get the best rate. Over a fifth (21%) of family holidaymakers argue about where to go on holiday or how much to spend.4
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Notes to editors
1. Brits spend half a year paying for their annual trip, 15/05/2012 http://www.thriftyholidays.co.uk/holiday-finance/2012/05/15/brits-spend-half-a-year-paying-for-their-annual-trip
2. ABTA publishes 2013 travel trends report, 27/12/12 http://www.abta.com/news-and-views/press-zone/abta-publishes-2013-travel-trends-report
3. Spain Temperatures http://spainguides.com/temperatures.spain.html
4. It Always Ends in a Flight, TravelSupermarket, 14/01/13 http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/it-always-ends-in-a-flight-186797351.html
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