Brits 'still like to go abroad'
26 January 2009 10:50
Cheap flights and a well-run package tour industry means Brits are continuing to go abroad for their holidays, rather than remain in the UK.
According to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, only Germans enjoy travelling in foreign lands more than we do.
Robin Broke, director of the association, said: "That trend [of going abroad] is still there, not least because we've got these very tempting low cost airlines and we've got a very well developed outward package tour industry.
"Those two things make it very temping for people to go abroad."
This Easter, thousands of British people are expected to jet off to exotic locations and spend large amounts of money on shopping, food and accomodation.
But Apacs, the UK trade association for payments, warns that consumers must insure that they have adequate travel insurance and not just overseas credit card protection.
Mark Bowerman, a spokesperson for Apacs, said: "If you are concerned about having travel insurance then you need to seek advice from your insurance or your credit card company."