With Brexit in the news on a daily basis, one thing to consider for next year is the impact of Brexit on your holiday hopes. How are you feeling about holidays abroad? I was interested to discover that leading online travel agency loveholidays has conducted a survey of 2,000 people in the UK to gauge their view on holidays abroad next year. I was fascinated to see that the all-inclusive holiday is making a real come-back due to the worries about Brexit.
Holiday-makers are considering non-EU destinations. Over 45% of those surveyed would consider a holiday in eastern Mediterranean and North Africa destinations such as Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco or Egypt. According to Google Search Volume, all-inclusive holiday searches to Turkey are up 83% year on year and all-inclusive holidays searches to Egypt are up 20% year on year. The appeal of all-inclusive holidays is even more popular in the face of Brexit particularly to millennials who are twice as likely to choose an all-inclusive break compared to the over 55’s surveyed.
It seems clear that travellers are concerned about passport issues. The other big worry is the cost of the holiday and any nasty financial surprises. Post-Brexit anxieties included 24% of respondents mentioning passports. A quarter are thinking about the money in their pocket with currency and exchange rates worries. Mobile phone charges and queues at passport control are of lesser concern according to the survey results.
Different age groups have different concerns
I was surprised to see that different age groups have different concerns about post-Brexit holidays. 25% of 18-34 year olds state that it will impact their holiday making decision for 2019 with 49% of them considering a non-EU holiday destination. Those 55 and over are far less troubled, with only 9% suggesting that Brexit will impact their 2019 holiday choices.. This age group also appear to be remaining with European holidays as only just over a third would consider a holiday in a non-EU destination.
Christian Armond from loveholidays comments, “With peak booking season for 2019 holidays around the corner, we are anticipating an increase in bookings for all-inclusive holidays. These holidays appeal in the current Brexit climate as there are no hidden extras with the cost of meals and drinks all included!”
All-inclusive hotels finder
To help identify the top all-inclusive hotels based on both Trip Advisor reviews and the number of bookings, loveholidays has created an interactive all-inclusive hotels finder. Simply enter a destination for a list of the best all-inclusive hotels in that area.
The ‘All-Inclusive Hotel Finder’ can be found here: