Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
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
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.
travel insurance policy could prove useful for those planning a trip abroad.
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."
06 December 2016
Eating a handful of nuts every day can help reduce your chances of suffering heart disease and other serious illnesses, scientists have claimed.
03 December 2016
Thousands of Britons could be heading off on snow-sports holidays without appropriate travel insurance cover, it has been warned.
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.