After the most recent economic crisis, holidays took a bit of a backseat for most Brits. Finances have been pretty tough for many families over the past few years, but it finally, looks like things are starting to look up again.
In fact, Brits have started to change their holiday habits and some of the changes are pretty fascinating.
The one thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that holidays are still important for us Brits. As the saying goes, a change is as good as a rest and in many cases it’s even better! Holidays are needed to re-charge the batteries and eliminate stress.
Balancing work, family and relationships can be a real struggle. The stress builds up and it can really cause you to feel run down. Your health can start to suffer if you don’t take time out to relax. Holidays force you to get away from everything and just focus on enjoying yourself.
One of the many holiday habits people in the UK have adapted is being savvy when it comes to, when to actually book a holiday. People know to look for any way to save money on holidays thanks to the economic crisis. One great way of doing this is via last minute deals. Even staying in the UK you can save money on a last minute deal. For example, you could potentially save hundreds of pounds if you book last minute hotels London.
Another habit has been picked up by the blokes. Before jetting off on holiday, many men are now dieting and getting a spray tan so they can look their best on the beach. This change in attitude is one of the biggest shifts in male holiday habits over the past decade.
In their search for cheaper holidays, Brits are opting for city breaks in Europe and even breaks in the UK. With the recent hot summer weather the country has benefitted from, it’s persuaded many people to stay in the UK rather than jet off abroad.
It seems to be the younger generation that take the most holidays abroad, but where people live also seems to make a difference. People living in Wales and Ireland took fewer holidays, while those in the North West and Scotland took the most.
These are just some of the ways Britain’s holiday habits have changed over the years.
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