A third of holiday plans 'shelved'

16 April 2013 09:26

A third of holiday plans never take off, according to research

A third of holiday plans never take off, according to research

It's getting to that time of year where we're all dreaming of sun-kissed beaches and sun-loungers, but apparently many holidays never make it beyond the planning stages.

According to a survey by travel agent sunshine.co.uk, about a third of holidays have to be abandoned, with cash worries and securing time off work cited as reasons for many. Almost 2,000 people were asked about holidays they had planned in the past three years.

Sunshine.co.uk co-founder Chris Clarkson said: "It's sad to think that as many as one in three holidays never actually comes to be. One positive that we can take from this research could be that at least Britons aren't getting themselves into debt by booking holidays they can't afford."

As well as money and struggling to secure time off work, indecision about destinations was another reason why holiday plans never came to fruition.

Some travellers disagreed on where to stay or were put off by bad reviews of destinations - however once that perfect destination has been agreed upon people should remember to arrange travel insurance before jetting off.

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