Survey Finds Half Of All Brits Planning Beach Breaks This Year

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This week travel search site asked 1000 Brits which type of holidays they were looking forward to taking this year.

It seems we are still a traditionalist nation when it comes to travel, as the ‘bucket and spade’ beach break came out tops, with almost half, at 48%, planning one.

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Next in popularity was the city break, with 43% of Brits due to visit a new or favourite city in 2017.

Although sporting holidays often can appear a fashionable choice, only 6% of Brits stated they were planning either a skiing, sports or cycling holiday in 2017.

Similarly, interrailing (travelling from place to place by train) and hiking, also only attracted 7% of votes each.

Slightly more popular were camping breaks, at 17% of Brits taking one, road trips at 13%, and renting holiday homes in the UK or abroad at 13%.

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Just 12% of Brits said they would be going on a cruise and lastly 10% of Brits are taking a relaxing break, such as a yoga holiday.

Neil James Cartwright, momondo’s Country Manager for states: “Brits will always love holidaying by the sea, though other nations will take even more beach breaks this year, for example almost 74% of Brazilians, 70% of Italians, 69% of Romanians, 64% of both Spanish and Polish and 59% of Canadians. Momondo is a Danish brand however and living in Copenhagen I understand why beaches are slightly less popular here as the season is very short. Traditionally, Danes love to seek out adventure, which could explain why 35% are planning a city break.”

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