UK travellers eye city breaks in 2018


The number of UK holiday makers looking to take a city break in 2018, both abroad and in the UK, is significantly higher than last year, new research from Sainsburys Bank has shown.

According to the research, 38 per cent of people are planning on taking a city break in the UK this year – a huge increase from last year, when only 29 per cent said they would take a UK city break. For overseas trips, 29 per cent of UK travellers expect to holiday in a city, compared to only 19 per cent who said they would the previous year.

There has been a drop in UK travellers wanting to go abroad, however, according to Sainsburys Bank. This year, only 61 per cent of UK travellers are planning their holidays abroad, a small decrease when compared to last year’s figure of 66 per cent. Those planning to holiday in the UK is also down, with 63 per cent compared to last year’s figure of 75 per cent.

UK travellers are also looking to cut back on the amount they spend on their trips away, with the average spend figure down from £816 to £779.

Karen Hogg of Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance commented: “We all love having something to look forward to, so we’d urge people to make sure they buy their travel insurance at the time of booking their holiday, to ensure their vacation is protected from the get-go.”