Brits still planning 2023 holidays abroad despite cost of living crisis | The Sun

BRITS are still planning to holiday abroad in 2023 despite having to tighten purse strings – and will give up eating out, TV subscriptions and their favourite takeaways to do so.

A poll of 2,000 adults found 23 per cent hope to take two trips within the next 12 months and are willing to forgo socialising (21 per cent) and buying new clothes (36 per cent) as a way of saving money.

More than six in 10 (61 per cent) consider a holiday essential for their mental wellbeing which explains the measures some people are taking.

New destinations are on the radar for 34 per cent while 20 per cent see travelling abroad as a way of stepping out of their comfort zone.

Exploration holidays are at the forefront of the mind for the over 55s while 64 per cent of those aged 25 to 34 are all about the beach.

A spokesperson for London Luton Airport, which commissioned the survey to identify the travel trends of 2023, said: “Last year saw a continued rise in demand for air travel, with over 13 million leisure and business passengers travelling through London Luton Airport.

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More than half (51 per cent) of the over 55s are keen to visit locations off the beaten track now they are fully able to travel again.

Nearly two thirds of this generation find multi-destination holidays the most appealing but those aged 18 to 24 are keen to choose something with a bit more adventure.

A voyage of self-discovery is the key agenda for 14 per cent while the younger generation – those aged 18-24 – admit they will be looking for love (15 per cent).

With the cost-of-living crisis looming over us all, 49 per cent of all respondents have rethought their holiday plans for the year ahead with 23 per cent opting for cheaper destinations.

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More than four in 10 of those polled via OnePoll will only be looking at offers and deals as a way of managing to pay for it, while 28 per cent plan on booking each holiday component separately to get the best price.

It also emerged nearly a fifth (19 per cent) are considering going away with family members to keep the costs down.

Thinking ahead, 27 per cent already have a dedicated savings pot for next year’s holiday while 22 per cent typically do this more than a year in advance.


LONDON LUTON AIRPORT’S 2023 TRAVEL TRENDS:

  1. Sunshine not Spaghetti – People are picking explorinover g overeating as they plan on cutting down on meals out and takeaways to afford a holiday abroad.
  1. Savvy Sightseeing – Looking for ways to decrease the cost of a trip, people will be using money saving methods like cashback services or great offers or deals.
  1. Empty Nest Explorers – The over 55s want to travel the world and visit new and exciting destinations while looking for a complete culture shock.
  1. Boomerang Travellers – Not wanting to take risks, people will be revisiting destinations this year as opposed to new ones as they know it will be good value for money.
  1. Transformative Travels – People will be using their holiday to reconnect with themselves and incorporate the growth from their trip into their day-to-day life.
  1. Set-jetting – Travelling to destinations that have been featured in well-known TV shows or films will be popular.
  1. Budget Brady Bunchers – Travelling with parents or family members is a serious option for some to help with share the cost of a holiday.
  1. Ruby Slippering – People have made the decision to choose to travel in their home country rather than take a trip further afield.
  1. See Eat Lay – Seeing local landmarks, trying local cuisine and relaxing on the beach are the most sought-after holiday activities.
  1. Sunshine Saving – Putting money aside to afford a holiday abroad in the future is the only way for some travellers.

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