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British holiday-goers 'unfazed by Brexit'

11 July 2016 09:24

Britons are still favouring Spanish beaches

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