Are you taking enough holidays?

How much do you think you will spend on holidays in your lifetime – £50,000, £75,000 or perhaps £100,000?  Well, according to a new study conducted by Teletext Holidays the total comes to a whole lot more than that, and us Brits are travelling more than ever before!

The survey conducted on 3,000 people found that Britons take an average of two holidays per year (that’s over 120 holidays in a lifetime!) and that we spend more than £168,000 each, treating ourselves to dream holidays in exotic destinations.

Australia seems to be the most popular destination for those taking longer holidays such as retirees, and as we are living longer than ever before, we have more time to explore those far-flung corners of the world that we had only ever dreamed of in the past.

The survey also suggests that “holidays are increasingly being used to mark important milestones in people’s life” and as someone who uses every birthday, anniversary and even public holidays as an opportunity (excuse!) to get away, I can certainly identify with that!

So if you are a 30 something and you haven’t spent your quota up to now (approx £3000 a year since you were 18), why not throw caution and your credit card to the wind and splash out on your holiday of a lifetime!

The world is such a wonderful place to visit, and in the words of Mark Twain “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  

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