Holidaymakers spending more on trips, says InteleTravel

Holidaymakers are spending more on trips than last year – although the vast majority are still cautious about overseas travel, according to InteleTravel.

The homeworking specialist said a survey of its agents found that 40% of clients are spending up to 25% more on their trips than in 2020.

Furthermore, 7% of customers had increased their spending on holidays by up to 50% year-on-year.

However, the vast majority (95%) of customers still feel cautious when it comes to travelling overseas because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Tricia Handley-Hughes, InteleTravel UK director, said: “We know that people are desperate to get away after such a difficult period and it’s encouraging to see that many are prepared to increase their spend.

“Coming out of this pandemic, people want experiences and to enjoy life, and there’s no better way than by taking a holiday.”

A large majority of the group’s UK agents (86%) felt their customers were now more reassured by booking via a travel agency.

“Our advisors have worked incredibly hard to look after the needs of their customers during lockdown, so it’s no surprise to us that they are valued more than ever now,” said Handley-Hughes.

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