The number of Britons who are buying euros for their holidays may be high at present. According to research conducted by travel association ABTA, many consumers in Britain are prepared to sacrifice their everyday lifestyles in order to get away on vacation.
It revealed that in 2012 so far, UK consumers have taken an average of 3.51 holidays.
Meanwhile, nearly one in five of the individuals polled (19 per cent) noted they cannot do without breaks away from home. Indeed, 24 per cent of the over 65s questioned claimed that a longer holidays overseas is a necessity.
ABTA also found that holidays came out on top as the purchases consumers would be most unwilling to cut back on.
Britons would sooner reduce spending on other leisure activities, new electronic gadgets, home improvements and meals out before jettisoning their trips.
Commenting on the findings, ABTA chief executive Mark Tanzer said: “It is clear that in the current economic climate, holidaymakers are being cautious about how they spend their holiday budget and the number of holidays that they take in a year.
“In spite of this, it appears many Brits are determined not to give up their annual holiday. Many people consider their annual holiday a necessity, not a luxury and given the choice they would rather make sacrifices in other parts of their lives than pass up on their holidays.”
The weather was the main factor driving people’s love of overseas breaks, with 23 per cent of those polled saying the main reason for going abroad is to get some sunshine.
Many of those who head off on overseas adventures look for the best euro exchange rate. By succeeding finding in this, people can help ensure their budgets stretch as far as possible while they are enjoying themselves away from everyday life at home.