British holiday-goers 'unfazed by Brexit'
11 July 2016 09:24
Britons are still favouring Spanish beaches
British holidaymakers will carry on travelling to Europe and elsewhere despite reservations that the post-Brexit pound will get them less for their money, new research suggests.
Some experts thought last month's vote to depart the European Union (EU) could impact upon UK people's getaway plans.
But Travelzoo's latest poll, carried out only days after Britain went to the ballot box, indicates that it's business as usual - with just a few reservations.
Post-Brexit travel attitudes
The worldwide travel deal organisation finds that:
• 37% intend to holiday in Europe over the summer
• 3% intend to scrap their plans due to fears concerning the pound's tumbling value
• 81% claim that the Brexit vote will have no bearing on their decision where to travel to over the warmer months
• 9% think Europeans may treat them in a negative fashion after withdrawing from the EU
• 26% are plumping for all-inclusive getaways to safeguard themselves against losing out due to the falling pound
Some things you can insure against
UK travellers can't insure against a frosty reception.
But they can insure against a multitude of mishaps on their foreign holidays if they take out trusted travel insurance.
This could protect them against some of the worst surprises that can happen to them, including lost passports, mislaid luggage, and stolen sunglasses, devices and other holiday possessions.
Favourite overseas hotspots
Travelzoo has listed a top 10 table of countries that Britons are still determined to visit. The European nations include:
Spain: Still the UK's favourite overseas holiday destination
France: The Euro 2016 football festival has made Britain's neighbour even more attractive this summer
Portugal: The Iberian Peninsula has benefited from uncertainty surrounding terrorism in countries such as Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey
Greece: The country's struggling economy still means that Britons get more for their money
Italy: The Colosseum, the Vatican and Venice make this one of the world's biggest tourist hotspots
Cyprus: Its kind climate and abundance of English-speaking locals makes this a perennial favourite
Non-European countries in the top 10 list include:
The US: This is the most popular non-EU country, despite sterling's dip against the American dollar
Australia: Sydney Opera House, Ayers Rock and the Gold Coast help make this outdoor paradise a tourist's dream
Canada: Its continued popularity suggests that the Brexit decision has not reversed long-haul flights' growing popularity