Brits 'still travelling abroad'
20 July 2009 21:07
British people are still choosing to jet off abroad despite the economic downturn, one group claims.
According to ABTA - The Travel Association, the "vast majority" of Brits are "not really cutting back substantially".
When planning a holiday, searching for cheap flights and good travel insurance deals may help tourists save cash, as could taking a holiday to a country with a favourable sterling exchange rate.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that last year, people from the UK took 69 million trips abroad.
Countries which saw large increases in the number of British visitors included Romania and Slovakia.
Spokeswoman from ABTA - The Travel Association Frances Tuke said that many Brits were getting value for money on holidays to Turkey and Egypt.
She went on to say that while large amounts of Brits are still choosing Spain, Greece and the USA, the association is also seeing growth in travel outside the EU and to destinations with the dollar.