As the summer holidays begin we look forward to a week or two of relaxation, however as June , August and September are traditionally the busiest months in the holiday calendar it may not be as relaxed as we might have hoped.
The ‘staycation’ although fallen out of favour in the past to sunnier climes with just 45% of the population opting to stay at home in 2014, is set to rise again, but is the promise of sun, sea and sand still too great?
Recent figures show we still prefer to travel to distant shores for our holidays, rising from 11,666 in 1980 to 38,519 last year. Spain remains the top destination with over 20.4% of the population opting for sangria, followed closely by America, France and Greece, with an average stay of 10.3 nights.
However, choosing our holiday destination has changed over the years as we have become more techie, opting to check out what people are saying about our holiday destination through social media rather than the traditional review sites, and with the introduction of selfies 8 out of 10 of us are taking our mobiles or tablets abroad instead of cameras and using apps such as weather and maps.
But wherever you choose to spend your holidays enjoy your summer naaiiiights !!!!