Brits use holidays to celebrate life’s milestones

Going on holiday is the most popular way of celebrating life’s milestones, according to a survey by Expedia.

Three quarters of Brits have celebrated or sought solace from a life–changing event such as turning 50 or graduating from university.

Over a third are willing to splash out £1,000 to mark the occasion – double the average cost of a holiday abroad. Meanwhile, a big-spending nine percent are happy to shell out £2,000.

The survey of 24,000 Expedia customers revealed that wedding anniversaries are most likely to prompt a holiday, with 65% of respondents having spent at least one abroad.

Expedia’s managing director Caroline Cartellieri said: “It’s a shame people aren’t being more adventurous with their romantic breaks, especially with such fantastic new destinations such as Dubrovnik and Sofia available.”


Top 10 milestone holidays

  1. Wedding anniversary (Venice)

  2. Milestone birthday (Amsterdam)

  3. Finishing university (USA)

  4. Stag/hen night (Amsterdam)

  5. Engagement (Paris)

  6. Retirement (Australia)

  7. Bereavement (Spain)

  8. Getting fired (Australia)

  9. First break-up (Ibiza)

  10. Divorce (Spain)

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