Despite the continued presence of the cost-of-living crisis causing financial issues for many, a recent travel survey shows that at least half of British travellers still intend to holiday as expected, if with a few small compromises.  

Due to the financial crisis going on around the world at the moment, British travellers are expected to have an average of £300 less to spend on holidays in 2023. In spite of this, a large majority of the 2000 travellers surveyed in this recent study were still expecting to go on holiday next year and planned to make some compromises to save money without losing out on their trip. 

Of the 2000 British travellers that were involved in this travel survey, 47% of respondents said they would make compromises to their holiday plans for the future in order to be able to travel abroad. These changes included 46% who said they would travel for a shorter period of time, 35% who said they would go to short-haul destinations instead of long-haul breaks, and 23% who said they would swap their regular holiday for a more affordable destination (you can find out more about any requirements or necessary information for your future destination on the Foreign Travel Advice page). 

Even more of these travellers made compromises to their plans, with 40% saying they would not go to an all-inclusive to save money, and 17% saying they would aim to do fewer activities on holiday. Another 59% of travellers in the travel survey said they were “determined to be adventurous” with travel plans, and 28% said they didn’t want to compromise any new cultural experiences they planned for their holidays. 

Within the booking stage alone, 33% of travellers said they will try to do more research for a cheaper deal on their holidays abroad and 21% said they would opt for late-night flights in order to keep the prices down.  

According to the results of this travel survey, the average person is still planning to travel abroad at least 2 times in the coming 12 months. Among these, travellers aged 18-34 were found to be planning 3 overseas trips in the next 12 months, taking more than the average traveller within their budget. 

So, if you’re looking forward to your next holiday, don’t wait, book now with a travel business registered with PTS for 100% financial protection through trust. Or, if you’d like assistance choosing one of the lovely PTS members to book with, you can contact PTS directly at 0207 190 9988. 

And if you’d like to learn more about your financial protection with PTS or how the Package Travel Regulations protect your holiday booking, check out our pages and Travel Advice. 

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