Almost all UK workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks» paid holiday per year, though that can include bank holidays. With so little precious time to spare, is it any wonder that the latest survey from Staysure.com has revealed that as a nation we opt for the comfort of a known quantity when it comes to holidaying overseas?
The Staysure research has revealed that 91% of Britons prefer to visit the same holiday destination repeatedly, with one in five returning to the same place within the course of a year.
The known quantities of great weather, good food and convenient travel times were cited as the most common motivations for returning to the same place. This was weighed against the fear that a new destination would not provide as much enjoyment and result in a disappointing holiday.
With so little paid holiday available, this attitude is entirely understandable and is precisely why second homes overseas are so popular. Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, comments,
«When it comes to travelling overseas, most holidaymakers have a fixed idea of where they want to go and so a home from home in their favourite spot makes absolute sense.»
Taylor Wimpey España offers holiday homes in two of the locations that the survey respondents voted as being the most popular: the Spanish island of Mallorca, which took third position, and the Costa del Sol, which came in sixth.