Travel industry could see cool winter
21 October 2009 09:41
The travel industry could find that less people take a holiday this winter, it has been warned.
However, a decline in customer numbers could lead to some bargains being available for those looking to grab cheap travel insurance and jet off to escape the cold weather this autumn.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that non-seasonally adjusted figures for overseas visits in the year ending August 2009 were down by 13 per cent compared to the year before.
Commenting on the figures, travel expert at travelsupermarket.com Bob Atkinson said: "During the winter period, we can't be complacent that traffic might be coming back."
Figures from the Thomson and First Choice Trends Report 2009 showed that in 2010, 80 per cent of Brits plan to take a holiday.
In total, around 50 per cent of those surveyed said that despite the recession, they are planning to spend as much on their break as they have done this year.
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