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Nine out of ten British travellers took a holiday this year

How our franchisees can take advantage of the UK’s love for wanderlust

Nine out of ten people in the UK took holidays in 2019

The UK’s love for wanderlust continues to flourish with nearly nine out of ten travellers taking a holiday this year, the highest for eight years.

A report from the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) found that 88% of UK travellers went on holiday up to the period of July 2019. This has increased from 60% in 2018 – this increase has largely been influenced by families with children aged five or above who took an average of 5.6 holidays both in the UK and internationally during this period.

Why package holidays are so lucrative

Package holidays to popular destinations such as Spain, the Canaries, Greece and the Balearics has helped spearhead this growth with Abta citing that a package holiday offers ‘a great range of excellent value holidays and destinations.

There has been double-digit growth in UK consumers buying package holidays to destinations like Bulgaria, Turkey and Egypt. Elsewhere, the report outlines that North America, Italy and France remain top choices for UK travellers.

It seems that travel is still a ‘spending priority’ for UK travellers – with seven out of ten people planning an international trip within the next 12 months, with Europe top of their travel bucket list.

Holidays are remaining a priority for UK travellers

Mark Tanzer, chief executive of Abta said:

“The British public’s appetite for taking holidays has continued unabated in the past 12 months.

This has partly been due to the wide variety of excellent value for money options available this year, and because holidays are a priority when it comes to discretionary spend.

Rather than cutting back on the number of holidays, people are looking to save money in their holiday budget in other ways – spending less before and while they’re away and changing when they book to find better deals.”

Do you want to take advantage of this growth?

Put it simply, the travel industry is a fast-growing market and if you are looking to run your own business and be your own boss, now is an ideal time to take advantage of this growth. Especially before our ‘peak’ travel period starts in January – you won’t want to miss out!

Hundreds of our franchisees are making money every day, simply by capitalising on the UK consumers love of holidays.

Over 700 people just like you made the decision to run their own travel business where they can earn an unlimited income, travel the world whilst receiving unrivalled support and training from a multi award-winning travel brand. When will you join them?

Are you looking to run your own travel business? Now is the time to join as we have only a handful of spaces left for new franchisees to complete their training before the end of the year. Join now and you can take advantage of ‘Peaks’ which is one of the most lucrative times of the year in travel.

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