Two thirds of Brits wil take a long haul holiday in 2011 – TripAdvisor

Brits are likely to travel more often in 2011 and spend more money doing so, according to a TripAdvisor survey of 6,200 European travellers.

The reviews site’s survey found that 66% of people are planning to take a long-haul holiday next year, with just a third planning a stay-at-home break.

“Overall, 2011 looks more positive for both travellers and the travel industry,” said TripAdvisor spokeswoman Emma O’Boyle. “Brits intend to travel more often and will spend more money, but will proceed with caution as the industry emerges slowly from a very difficult year.”

However, 15% of travellers are worried about another volcanic ash cloud disrupting their travel plans and 31% are fearful of further strikes.

Concerns over Air Passenger Duty are likely to affect the travel plans of 28% of Brits.

These worries will prompt an increase in customers buying travel insurance – 28% said they were more likely to buy it than last year.



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