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British holidaymakers stick to the hotel

26 January 2009 10:34

British holidaymakers stick to the hotel

The average holidaying Brit spends most of their time in their resort, Halifax has recently reported.

The research shows that British tourists spend less than seven hours outside of their hotel confines.

Calculations by the bank reveal that of the 2.5 million British holidaymakers on package deals 42 per cent do not interact with the local community.

The popularity of remaining in resorts is reflected by the rise in preference for all-inclusive holidays suggested the report.

Exotic package holidays with all-inclusive deals attached have the majority of bookings. Those living in the Midlands are most likely to book this kind of break and those in the south east the least.

Despite whether holidaymakers plan on leaving the complex the insurance industry still stresses the need for insurance.

"People intending to stay in the confines of the resort will still need cover as accidents can happen by the pool, your luggage can still go missing or your holiday can be cut short for unforeseen reasons," said Paul Birkhead of Halifax. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18545140-ADNFCR