Updated: Studies indicate change in holiday length

Updated: Studies indicate change in holiday length

Separate research carried out by the National Trust and HolidayExtras.com has suggested that British holidaymakers are moving away from the traditional week or two week break.  National Trust has claimed that more Brits are now taking multiple day trip breaks in a year, dubbed ‘daycations’, instead of a long break. According to its survey of 2,006 office workers, almost half of Brits (48 percent) said two week holidays were too expensive, while one in 12 said that their inability to switch off from work had deterred them booking a holiday.  Its results indicated that the number of Brits taking a two week holiday has decreased 18 percent in the last five years and 51 percent have not planned to take a fortnight’s holiday this year. However, HolidayExtras.com has suggested that holidaymakers are taking longer breaks, as sales have increased for 16-24 day car park stays. The figures back up the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which reported that Brits are staying an average 26 nights in long-haul destinations and an average nine nights in Europe.

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