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Brits to travel outside Easter bank holidays to save money

9 March 2018- Easter is gearing up to be an expensive time of year with 36 percent of Brits (15 million) planning to travel over the Easter holidays. However, 16.39 percent of holidaymakers (2.5 million) plan to do so either before or after the bank holiday weekend in order to save money.

According to research by price comparison site, the trend towards staycations remains popular this year, with almost one-third of those planning a trip (35.97 percent) are choosing to travel within the UK. 36.53 percent of us who are making an Easter getaway will be looking further afield. France is the most popular destination in Europe (8.47 percent), followed by Spain (6.94 percent), Italy (3.75 percent) and Portugal (2.64 percent).

Over one in four holidaymakers (27.50 percent) are still undecided on their Easter destination, and 6.39 percent say they will be travelling outside of Europe.

The younger generation is the most cost-conscious, opting for a cheaper holiday option this Easter. Almost One in five millennials (18.89 percent) and Gen Xers (18.08 percent) are choosing to spend less on Easter holidays, compared to one in eight baby boomers (12.07 percent).

Jon Ostler, CEO (UK) at said: “It’s easy to blow the budget over the Easter weekend, what with the expectation to take a trip and the high fees faced by those looking to travel during the bank holiday. However, it doesn’t have to be an expensive weekend. Maximising your bank holiday days with a staycation in the UK (weather-permitting) is a good way to save money while also giving yourself a chance to relax. Those looking for more adventure can consider doing day trips or travelling out of season to save money on peak fees abroad.”

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