Holidaymakers choosing 'celebrity hotspots'

26 January 2009 08:40

Holidaymakers choosing 'celebrity hotspots'

Over a third of UK holidaymakers are making their destination choices based on areas classified as 'celebrity hotspots', according to new research.

UK holidaymakers are spending £64 billion on their travels each year, with research from private bank Cater Allen finding that destinations such as St Tropez and Dubai are highly popular.

The research highlights that 46 per cent of people believe that their holiday destination reflects on the way they are seen as individuals, with around one in five holidaymakers spending in excess of £2,500 on holidays each year.

St Tropez visitors or anyone else taking a holiday are advised to make sure some of their expense is made on taking out travel insurance to cover a person against flight cancellations or damage or loss to belongings.

Further results concluded from the research include that people from the south-east are the most likely to splash out on a holiday, with people in the south-west the most likely to keep their money in their pockets.

Also 32 per cent of travellers are happy to spend ten per cent of their annual income on holidays.

A survey of 1,007 holidaymakers by the BBC discovered that more than a third of Brits are determined not to forfeit their summer holiday despite the toll the credit crunch is having on their finances.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18712998-ADNFCR

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