Demand for travel 'falling'
13 November 2009 08:04
The falling numbers of people choosing to travel has been reflected in the number of passport applications seen in the UK, it has been revealed.
Figures from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee on the Home Office's financial management showed that over the past two years, applications for passports have dropped by ten per cent.
Commenting on the figures, spokesperson for ABTA - The Travel Association Sean Tipton said: "It is a fairly direct correlation between the number of people taking trips out and the number of people renewing or applying for passports - a ten per cent fall each way."
Such a fall in the number of people looking to take a break could prove positive for Brits who still want to get cheap travel insurance and jet off to sunnier climes, as airlines and holiday firms may reduce their prices to attract travellers.
Should people choose to renew their passport, Mr Tipton advised them to do it well in advance of when they wish to travel.
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