Britons 'spend £460 on short trips'

21 December 2011 09:23

UK holidaymakers are planning to spend £460 on average per person for a short break during the festive season, a study says

UK holidaymakers are planning to spend £460 on average per person for a short break during the festive season, a study says

Many people in the UK are planning to spend more on holidays over the festive season, research reveals.

According to lastminute.com, Britons are set to shell out an average of £460 per person for a short break during Christmas and new year despite the gloomy economy.

The survey reveals that UK tourists are spending more for a festive season break than travellers in other European countries, except France.

An average amount spent by tourists across Europe for getaways is £373 per person, while the French spend a slightly above average £481.

The Irish will spend around £371 per person for the festive break, while the Germans will fork out just £277.

The figures mainly focus on how much people are splashing out on hotels and flights, with Paris being the most popular destination for UK holidaymakers.

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Although four-star establishments are most popular, British and Spanish tourists are generally staying in three-star accommodation.

Eva Bojtos, of lastminute.com UK and Ireland, said: "Against the backdrop of tough economic times, it's interesting to see that so many of us refuse to miss out on our holidays and are still treating ourselves to three-star and four-star accommodation over the festive period."

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