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The Brexit effect

While Brexit is a concern to some, with only one-in-five of those surveyed expecting the UK economy to do well this year, more than half said they “were not worried about their own financial situation” this year, Travelzoo revealed.


A similar number said they would be more likely to spend more in a destination if they had received “a good deal” when booking the trip.


Although 52% of those surveyed said they would try to save money on their hotel booking, the same number said they would consider a room upgrade, and more than half said they would not compromise on the quality of restaurants on their holiday.

Wining and dining

Wining and dining

Travelzoo cited culinary choices as playing “a big part” in the holiday selection process, with drinks another factor. The majority of those surveyed said they weren’t willing to economise on these aspects.


A third of respondents also said they would consider taking a specialist food or wine-tasting trip in the next few years.


When it came to destinations, Cuba, Croatia and Iceland topped holidaymakers’ wish lists, with younger generations also showing “aspirational interest” in destinations such as Norway, Japan and the Maldives.


Millennial travellers showed a willingness to explore, with more than half of 25- to 34-year-olds quizzed saying they always try to visit new destinations. Nearly two-thirds of under-45s said they didn’t plan to holiday at home in the UK in 2019.

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