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Repeat visits – holidaymakers visit favourite resort six times in a lifetime

Millions of Brits admit to staying in their travel comfort zone, visiting the same holiday destination year after year, a survey has revealed. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study, found despite the incredible array of holidays on offer around the globe a large percentage of us stick with what, and where, we know. The [...]


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British skiers lose £31.5 million of belongings a year

British skiers lost more than £31.5million worth of belongings on holiday abroad this winter, as new research has revealed the staggering extent to which items such as gadgets, glasses, cameras and clothing are misplaced or stolen whilst on the slopes. A study, carried out by the Post Office’s Travel Insurance department, found other common items [...]


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Seeing the Northern Lights and cruises top the travel bucket list for retirees

Seeing the Northern Lights, travelling around the country by train and going on safari are just some of the things on the average retiree’s holiday bucket list. A survey of 2,000 people has revealed a top 25 list of all the travel ambitions people have for the years after they leave work. Despite moving into [...]


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Record numbers getting away with the family for Christmas

A record number of Brits are ditching their traditional Christmas Day at home in favour of a getaway with their family, according to new figures. Instead of spending the day in their own homes, figures show that a large number of people are planning to escape the in-laws, avoid cooking a big dinner or find [...]


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‘Active’ holidays leave you less lazy when you get back to work

People who go on active holidays find it easier to get back into the swing of things than those who just lounge by the pool, a study has revealed. Researchers found that spending days relaxing on a sun lounger, doing nothing but sipping cocktails and reading books often mean longer is needed to get back [...]


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15% of workers lose over 6 days of holiday each year (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Millions of workers are losing at least six days of their annual leave because they are too worried about losing their jobs or looking bad in front of their boss to take the time off, a study has revealed. Researchers found that fears about showing a lack of commitment to the job, being made redundant [...]


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A third of European holidaymakers can’t place destination on a map (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Millions of British holidaymakers book trips to sun-drenched foreign destinations – but have no idea where they are on the map, according to research. A study, of 2,000 people who travelled abroad last year, shows 53% of those who went to Cyprus have no idea where it is in reality – commonly confusing it with [...]


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Holiday ‘romance’ – 30% think about moving abroad after a holiday

Three in ten Brits have looked into – or even started to arrange – a move to a different country after falling in love with it while on holiday, a study has revealed. Millions of Brits have browsed estate agent windows, looked into the cost of living and even searched for jobs to see if [...]


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Holiday ‘budgets’ – budget is blown within 7 days for the average holidaymaker

The average British holidaymaker runs out of money exactly half way through their sunshine break, it has been revealed. Despite saving an average of £600 for their time away, the average person will run completely out of money 7 days into a typical two week break. Day trips, random gifts and mementos are just some [...]


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Sunscreens – two hours a day on social networks for teens family holiday

The average teenager spends nearly two hours a day on social networking sites whilst on the annual family holiday, a study has revealed. Researchers found that a third of parents claim their kids barely look up from their iPhone or Blackberry and are more concerned about keeping in touch with mates back home than spending [...]


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