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12 July 2011 11:11
Britons spend less money on holidays than the French, a survey says
Britons spend less money and preparation time for holidays than some of the other Europeans, a new survey has revealed.
A study by holiday booking website lastminute.com found that British holidaymakers on average spend only £898 on holidays, with the Irish spending £716 and the Italians just £613.
French travellers top the poll as they spend as much as £1,418 for a holiday.
According to the study, Britons and Irish also spend less time to plan for their vacation when compared with the Spanish, highlighting the need for the British holidaymakers to take an appropriate
travel insurance in order to compensate for lack of preparation.
The Spanish plan their holidays in advance, with an average planning time of 86 days, while the Irish spend only 11 days and Britons 45 days.
The survey also claimed 10% of British tourists do not prepare for holidays until departure date, while 36% of Britons plan their annual summer holiday well in advance.
Mark Maddock, the managing director of lastminute.com UK and Ireland, said: "It's interesting to see the difference in countries' holiday-booking lead times. The Irish are the most last-minute but seem to be among the lower spenders."
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