A new poll by Travelzoo has hinted at the growing pent-up demand for travel among Brits, with just shy of half of the 2,000-plus respondents (49%) saying they would travel "anywhere" just to get away on a holiday.
The deals platform polled 2,009 members earlier this morning, and found that 68% were ready to travel within the UK now, and 39% internationally when allowed, with 17 May still the hope for a resumption of international travel.
Three in 10 respondents (31%) said they want their next holiday to count by visiting somewhere special or different; 87% said they had more or a similar level of disposable income to spend on travel.
According to Travelzoo, its members are looking to fit in three domestic trips this year, and one international trip.
Nearly 60% said they would book a UK holiday right now for this summer (58%), while 39% said they would be happy to book for this autumn and/or winter.
A third of members revealed they were fully vaccinated, with 92% having had at least one jab for Covid-19.
Nearly half (46%) of respondents say they would be prepared to pay up to £15 for a Covid-19 PCR test if it meant they could travel abroad this year.
Just under three in ten (28%) said they would spend up to £25 and 19% up to £50, but only 7% said they would spend more than £50.
UK residents returning from a "green list" country under the government’s new traffic light system will be required to take a test before their return flight to the UK, and a PCR test by the end of the second day of their return.
PCR tests can currently run to more than £100pp, although the cost has showed signs of coming down in recent weeks – Boris Johnson, transport secretary Grant Shapps and aviation and maritime minister Robert Courts have all pledged to cut the cost of testing to travellers.