Holiday habits hinge on Brexit

ROME - New research published by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has revealed that almost half of Brits are confused about how Brexit will affect their holidays. 54% of the population are concerned about the impact it will have on the cost, while 48% are worried about whether it will make travelling more difficult.

 The sharp increase in these figures from 2017 has been attributed to the five-month window until the UK leaves the EU.

 It seems holidaymakers are budgeting more carefully, since for longer breaks the average spend is down from £586 to £562. Fewer people also intend to spend more on their holiday next year than they did their holiday this year (25% compared to 31% in 2017).

 The report produced another interesting finding: the trend for solo holidays is on the increase. Over the past 12 months, more than one in six people chose to travel alone, an increase from one in nine in the previous 12 months. The most likely to travel solo are those aged 75+.