Survey Finds Half Of All Brits Planning Beach Breaks This Year

This week travel search site momondo.co.uk asked 1000 Brits which type of holidays they were looking forward to taking this year.

It seems we are still a traditionalist nation when it comes to travel, as the ‘bucket and spade’ beach break came out tops, with almost half, at 48%, planning one.

Next in popularity was the city break, with 43% of Brits due to visit a new or favourite city in 2017.

Although sporting holidays often can appear a fashionable choice, only 6% of Brits stated they were planning either a skiing, sports or cycling holiday in 2017.

Similarly, interrailing (travelling from place to place by train) and hiking, also only attracted 7% of votes each.

Slightly more popular were camping breaks, at 17% of Brits taking one, road trips at 13%, and renting holiday homes in the UK or abroad at 13%.

Just 12% of Brits said they would be going on a cruise and lastly 10% of Brits are taking a relaxing break, such as a yoga holiday.

Neil James Cartwright, momondo’s Country Manager for momondo.co.uk states: “Brits will always love holidaying by the sea, though other nations will take even more beach breaks this year, for example almost 74% of Brazilians, 70% of Italians, 69% of Romanians, 64% of both Spanish and Polish and 59% of Canadians. Momondo is a Danish brand however and living in Copenhagen I understand why beaches are slightly less popular here as the season is very short. Traditionally, Danes love to seek out adventure, which could explain why 35% are planning a city break.”