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A quarter of Brits have travel plans for the coming months (over twice the number from February)

  • 24% of Brits have travel plans in the coming months, up from 19% a month ago
  • 17% have domestic plans, 8% have international plans
  • The UK ranks 10th out of 19 countries for the percentage of people planning to travel
  • 04 May, 2021, LONDON –

    Travel sentiment is on the rise in the UK, with around a quarter of Brits (24%) saying they plan to travel in the coming three months, up from 19% in March, and 11% in February.

    The Global Travel Index from the personal finance comparison site, finder.com, surveyed over 88,000 people in 19 countries and found that the majority of Brits plan to travel domestically.

    With international travel currently still banned, it seems most Brits are looking to holiday at home, with 17% planning to travel around England, Scotland, and Wales in the coming three months, up from 13% a month ago.

    With hotels and B&Bs set to open by mid-May, the last month of spring is set to see a spike in travel around the UK. 9% of Brits plan to travel domestically in May while just 6% plan to travel domestically in June and July.

    Meanwhile interest around international travel is set to grow as we lean into the summer months. Just 2% of Brits have international travel plans for May, while that figure is set to double to 4% for the months of June and July.

    All this activity means the UK has jumped the global travel sentiment rankings from 16th to 10th place out of 19 countries for the highest percentage of people planning to travel.

    Overall Malaysia ranks 1st with 44% planning travel, followed by India (41%), the Philippines (39%), and Italy (38%).

    Finder’s Travel Index is an ongoing survey, which has so far gathered responses from 88,966 people in 19 countries. You can read the full report here: https://www.finder.com/uk/finders-travel-index

    Percentage planning to travel over the next three months (May, June, July)
    Malaysia (44.36%)
    India (41.15%)
    The Philippines (38.58%)
    Italy (37.83%)
    Russian Federation (36.59%)
    France (35.71%)
    The Netherlands (29.43%)
    Hong Kong, SAR (28.64%)
    United States of America (25.77%)
    United Kingdom (23.65%)
    Germany (22.47%)
    Ireland (22.18%)
    South Africa (21.63%)
    Brazil (21.18%)
    Australia (20.87%)
    Spain (20.84%)
    New Zealand (19.60%)
    Singapore (19.33%)
    Canada (16.49%)

    Commenting on the research, Deputy Editor at finder.com, Louise Bastock said: “Whether lying on a foreign sandy beach or sipping on a pint in a quaint English village, there is no doubt we are all looking forward to a well-deserved break this summer. Compared to earlier this year, the traffic light system has brought Brits’ sights to holidaying in the UK. According to our survey, 70% of Brits with holiday plans in the next few months now have them in the UK.”

    “Early planning will be key for anyone thinking of holidaying in the UK though, with accommodation already proving very hard to find and rates being pushed up”.

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