Published on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Families increase summer 2017 holiday spend

The amount of money the average UK family will spend on their 2017 summer holiday has increased by £200 per person on last year.

The average British family will spend £1,284.54 per person on this summer's holiday, up from £1,074.60 per person in 2016.

The majority of people will take some sort of holiday, although 18% won't take a holiday at all.

Almost a third of Brits (30%) say they will choose to stay in the UK for their summer break, 41% will go to Europe - up from 38% in 2016 - while11% will travel elsewhere.

More women (21%) than men (15%) say they won't take a summer holiday, according to research by shopping and fundraising website Give as you Live.

One in five respondents to the research say Brexit has influenced their summer travel plans this year, with 10% saying the leave vote has made them 'want to visit Europe while we're still part of it'.

On the other hand, 5% say Brexit has made them want to stay in the UK for their summer holiday and 5% say they don't want to go to Europe because it is too expensive.

Give as you Live managing director Greg Hallett said: "The pound has been shifting up and down since Brexit, bringing the cost of European travel into question, but it's interesting that many Brits aren't phased and will still go to Europe this summer."

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