One third of Brits have changed their travel plans due to the fear of terrorism, according to a poll of 2,000 British holidaymakers. Released last week, the results of the survey research—it was conducted by World Travel Market—also show the following.
In a separate question, 58 percent of holidaymakers said they believe that there is still a distinct lack of travel advice on where is safe to go and don’t believe there is enough information available.
From Survey Two: Trump is not a factor in Brits’ choice of the most desired destination.
North America tops a list of overseas regions Britons most want to visit despite the “Trump factor.” Almost a quarter of people said that a trip to the U.S. would be their top travel destination if cost was not an issue, according to a new poll by the research and marketing firm Starcom. (The second most desired region was Oceania and Australia followed by Europe, Asia and South America.) Other survey findings:
—Flight delays emerged as the biggest holiday frustration, cited by 53 percent of people, followed by illness, insect bites, sunburn and accommodation transfers.
—The average person goes away twice a year at a cost of £1,347.33 ($1,747.55) representing around 5 percent of the average UK salary.
—But almost a third of consumers (29 percent) do not save up beforehand despite spending £137 billion ($177.7 billion) on holidays a year.
—Those from the UK’s West Midlands are the least daring travelers with almost a third (32 percent) preferring to visit somewhere they have been to before.
—The most adventurous British travelers come from the North East of England and Wales, with 74 percent and 73 percent, respectively, preferring to go somewhere new, followed by those living in Northern Ireland and London.
—At the other end of the scale a small number of respondents (3 percent) admitted they like to take breaks solely so that “they can show off on social media”.
—The research also found the average person has been to 10 countries, with nearly two thirds (63 percent) choosing to go somewhere new over a place previously visited.
—More than half of the 2,000 people surveyed said they go away on holiday to “escape day-to-day life and experience new cultures.”