UK: main holiday destinations adults intend to travel to in 2018 and 2019

Around 44 percent of UK adults surveyed intended to stay within the United Kingdom for their main holiday in 2019 - six percentage points higher than in 2018. Spain however was still one of the most popular destinations for UK holidaymakers, with 12 percent intending to travel to mainland Spain and 10 percent to the Balearic islands.

Leading longer-break holiday destinations considered in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2018 to 2019*

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Release date

April 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 2018 and January 2019

Number of respondents

approx. 1000**

Special properties

UK adults; nationally representatitive sample according to age, gender, region and social grade

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

* Intended to visit for main holiday (4 nights or more).
** Surveys are conducted in January of each year with around 1,000 UK adults.

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Statistics on "Holiday travel in the United Kingdom (UK)"

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