Popularity of travel still high

04 January 2013 09:11

People value trips abroad, with Croatia being a sought after holiday destination

People value trips abroad, with Croatia being a sought after holiday destination

Holidaymakers are determined to travel abroad in 2013 says Skyscanner, the travel search site. Well over two-thirds (71%) of those who are looking to have a break intend to take more than one holiday during the next year, with over 42% stating they would have at least three breaks. The downside is that 40% are prepared to pay more in 2013 for their holiday than compared with 2012. In 2012, 80% of people paid for their holiday with money they had saved, while one in five started accumulating money for anther break as soon as they had returned from their first trip.

Nearly three out of every five holidaymakers admitted to spending over their budget while away, despite saving for their trip. The research quizzed 1,000 people, many of whom regarded at least one holiday an absolute essential during the year, whatever the financial implications. Travel insurance is essential for those looking to keep unexpected costs to a minimum.

The data revealed that 58% would engineer a way of getting away regardless of the cost to them financially. Victoria Bailie of Skyscanner said that many people had holidayed in Eastern Europe as a way of keeping costs down, while an alternative to the Mediterranean sun had been sought in Croatia.

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