Easter holiday weekend travel plans in Great Britain 2016-2019

This statistic shows the travel plans of British adults over the Easter bank holiday weekends from 2016 to 2019. Of those stating that they might or definitely will take an overnight trip over Easter weekend, 51 percent said they planned to take a holiday or short break while 48 percent said they will visit family or friends. Many people wait before planning travel for various reasons, such as waiting to see what the weather will be like.

Travel plans of adults considering taking a trip over the Easter holiday weekend in Great Britain from 2016 to 2019

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Release date

April 2019


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 11-15, 2019**

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

All who 'definitely' or 'might' take an overnight trip over the bank holiday weekend

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

* 2019 sample. 2018 n=1,228; 2017 n=1,239; 2016 n=1,230.

** 2018 survey dates = March 22-26, 2018; 2017 survey dates = April 6-10, 2017; 2016 survey dates = March 17-21, 2016.

The Easter holiday weekends refer to Good Friday to Easter Monday (March 25-28, 2016, April 14-17, 2017, March 22-26, 2018 and April 19-22, 2019)

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