A new ‘holiday generator’ tool has been built to help people who are stuck in a rut when it comes to their annual getaway.
Research has found nearly nine in 10 people who take trips away have returned to a location they’d already visited.
On average, Brits have packed up and headed to the same holiday spot five times. But a tenth have been back to the same place 15 times or more.
Where should you go on your next adventure?
The study, commissioned by price comparison site, ebookers, also found more than three quarters of holidaymakers don’t just go back to the same places time and again, they even enjoy the same activities.
As a result, a new tool has been created to help holidaymakers discover new destinations, as well as places to stay and things to do, by answering a series of simple questions. Try it for yourself here.
Liz Oakman, general manager at ebookers, said, “Despite the world of travel being more open than ever, it seems people are sticking to the tried-and-true.
“Our results found millions of Brits are shying away from new experiences and spending their precious annual leave somewhere they know they’ll love.
“There are lots of reasons for returning to a holiday destination you’ve already enjoyed – so many don’t want to take a risk.”
Why do we revisit the same places?
The study also found one in five are stuck in a holiday rut because it takes the stress out of planning where to go, while 13 per cent return to already-seen places because the kids enjoy it.
A quarter want to go somewhere they know will have bars and restaurants they enjoy, and 35 per cent want guaranteed sunshine.
Half of the population have re-visited Spain, while 23 per cent love to revisit the USA, and a third go back to France again and again.
And when returning to a country they’ve already been to, while 32 per cent will try a new town or city, 34 per cent will go back to the same resort.
As many as three in 10 have revisited Paris, a fifth have been back to Amsterdam and nearly one in 10 have travelled all the way to Las Vegas on more than one occasion.
The poll also found 14 per cent of besotted travellers have loved a holiday destination so much they’ve actually bought a property there.
And one in five have ended up in a row with their partner because they couldn’t agree whether to go somewhere new or stick with the tried-and-trusted destination.
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