Travelzoo UK subscribers to travel more in 2010

Publisher of online deals Travelzoo has found its UK subscribers are the most likely in Europe to increase how much they travel in 2010 compared to 2009.

The survey of 9,359 of the 3.5 million European subscribers, which was carried out between November 22 and December 7,  found 42% plan to travel more and 25% plan to travel the same amount.

But respondents in the UK, where Travelzoo claims over 1.6 million subscribers, were found to be more optimistic with 55% saying they plan to travel more than in 2009.

They also plan to travel more frequently that respondents on the Continent with 66% saying they would take one to two holidays and 31% planning three breaks.

Two thirds were planning to take a short break between December and May, although 91% said they were still to book travel for 2010.

Spain topped the destinations people expect to visit an three quarters of trips will be overseas, according to the results of the survey.

The results also revealed the degree to which Brits are prepared to forgo other luxuries to ensure they take their annual holiday.

Just over a quarter said they would do less dining out, 22% will put home improvements on hold and 52% said they would give up luxury goods.

Joel Brandon-Bravo, managing director Travelzoo UK said: “We are very pleased to see that our UK subscribers are upbeat about their plans for 2010.
“Our subscribers clearly see travel as a ‘must do’ element of their lives. This is encouraging news for the British travel industry as we prepare for peak booking season.”

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