A survey commissioned by the BBC has revealed a third of all Britons will still take an annual holiday overseas no matter how bad the economy gets.

The poll of 1,007 people was undertaken by ICM and has revealed the Scots are least likely to forego going abroad while those in the Midlands say they are most likely not to go abroad.

While 47% claimed the current strong Euro would have no effect on their choice of destination nearly as many – 40% – said it is making a difference.

The survey notes that British tour operators are seeing their biggest booking increases outside of the eurozone.