120 holiday average for Brits

by Alister POOLE on February 22, 2011

The average person from the UK takes 120 holidays in their lifetime, spending more than £168,000 on sun-seeking trips away. According to Teletext Holidays, which surveyed 3,000 of its customers, Brits will begin holidaying at the age of 18, spending an average of £2,750 a year until they are 78.

As well as shelling out around £860 on each trip, holidaymakers from the UK will also save up more than £500 for spending money on their annual breaks. The discount holiday retailer also found that certain groups tend to stick religiously to traditional holiday hot spots.

Jetsetters taking gap years or retirement trips were found to favour “down under”, with the vast majority still choosing the sunny shores of Australia as their number-one destination. UK seaside favourites such as Blackpool, Brighton and Newquay were however more popular choices among youngsters on their first holidays without the parents in tow.

Holidaymakers in their twenties were found to be a little more adventurous, picking the well known clubbing island of Ibiza for party trips abroad. Families with teenagers of young children, however, found the draw of Disney Land Florida too much to resist.

With its hedonistic attractions and cheap flights from the UK, Amsterdam remains the top destination for hen and stag parties from the UK. The idyllic Maldives islands were however preferred for the couple’s honeymoon after the wedding.

Teletext Holidays’ manager, Victoria Sanders, said holidaymakers are now getting to see more of the world due to cheaper flights and an aging population.

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