Britons take 120 holidays in a lifetime
British people spend more than £168,000 on an average of 120 holidays during their lifetime, a survey has shown.
The Teletext Holidays’ poll revealed that a holiday “life” involves spending more than £2,750 a year starting at 18 and lasts for around 60 years.
Average holidays cost around £860, but people could save money by considering airport transfers to and from their flights.
Travelling by bus to the airport not only removes the cost of parking a car, but it gives tourists the chance to avoid fears over making the flight in time.
Young people travelling without their parents for the first time tend to head to Newquay in Cornwall, with Blackpool, London and Brighton also popular destinations.
The survey of 3,000 Britons also found that Australia is a popular location for gap-year trippers as well as those taking retirement holidays.
Florida is favoured by teenagers and those with young children, while those in their 20s taking trips with friends like to visit the Spanish island of Ibiza.
The favourite stag and hen party destination is Amsterdam, while Maldives is a popular honeymoon spot.
Teletext Holidays managing director Victoria Sanders said: “Holidays are increasingly being used to mark important milestones in people’s life. There are more people travelling for stag and hen weekends, to get married overseas or celebrate ‘big zero’ birthdays than ever before.
“An ageing population means that we are travelling for longer and we can fit much more of the world into a lifetime than ever before.”
Copyright Press Association 2011