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Average number of holidays abroad per person in the UK 2011-2019

Average number of holidays abroad per person in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2011 and 2019

by Jennifer Luty, last edited Oct 17, 2019
Average number of holidays abroad per person in the UK 2011-2019 UK residents took an average of 1.9 holidays abroad in 2019. Overall, residents took 3.9 holidays per person, including domestic vacations within the United Kingdom.
Are people taking more holidays abroad?

Despite concerns surrounding the impact of Brexit, there is yet to be evidence of a drastic change in the behavior of British travelers. The number of holiday trips taken abroad has increased each year, and Brits appear to be as keen as ever to travel. A rise in the cost of international travel and growing awareness of the environmental impact of flying however could significantly influence future travel trends, potentially pushing more travelers to vacation at home.

The rise of the ‘staycation‘

Recent austerity measures and economic uncertainty in the UK led to much media discussion on the increasing number of travelers opting to vacation closer to home in order to circumvent costs. Over 50 million domestic holiday trips involving at least one overnight stay are taken in Britain each year. However contrary to this, surveys show that the share of Brits taking holidays only in the UK is decreasing. For now outbound destinations remain popular with UK holidaymakers and many continue to take multiple trips both in the UK and abroad each year.
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Average number of holidays abroad per person in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2011 and 2019

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