POST LOCK DOWN: STAYCATIONS or BEACH DESTINATIONS ?

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New research* reveals that we really are a nation of home birds, with over a third (36%) of Brits wanting to holiday in the UK once lock down is lifted.

The findings from Bayut, the UAE’s largest property portal, also revealed some of the worst hit countries still top the holiday hot spots with Spain, America and Italy making three of the top five locations to visit post lock down.

 

Top five countries Brits want to go on holiday post lock down:

  1. UK
  2. Spain
  3. America
  4. Italy
  5. Greece

 

When asked what activities Brits most are looking forward to doing on their first holiday post Covid-19, the top included eating out at a restaurant (41%) going to the pub (36%) and shopping (32%). It probably comes as no surprise the younger generation (18-24-year olds) are most looking forward to clubbing (15%) and hitting a water park (19%).

With many couples having to cancel their weddings, 1 in 10 are most looking forward to celebrating a hen or stag do and a wedding (10%)

Pre lock down**, Bayut looked at the top destinations Brits wanted to live/work if given the opportunity to do so abroad, as well as the reasons for this. Two-thirds of (65%) Brits would welcome the opportunity to pack up their life in the UK and move overseas.

The findings revealed the main motivation for two-thirds of Brits (65%) is for a better quality of life, followed closely by over half the nation (54%) wanting better weather and a third (31%) willing to move for more money. However, with the outbreak of Covid-19 it seems attitudes may have changed.

 

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