Brits travel to overtake pre-pandemic levels by 2024

UK outbound travel is set to surpass pre-pandemic demand in 2024.

The country’s outbound travel figures will reaching 86.9 million by 2024, overtaking the 84.7 million ] recorded in 2019, says data and analytics company GlobalData.

GlobalData says budget-friendly travel and Spain in particular will fuel the full recovery.

With rising prices causing budgets to be re-assessed, British travellers are increasingly looking for budget-friendly options, the‘United Kingdom (UK) Source Tourism Insight, 2022 Update’report said

With restrictions now eased, and confidence returning, projections for 2022 and beyond are much brighter. This recovery will be a great boost, as the UK is an important source market on the global stage.

GlobalData found that 48% of British respondents identified ‘affordability’ as a main factor.

“The periods of high inflation will typically see severely dampened demand for international travel. However, as seen from multiple stories about queues at European airports, the demand is still intact,” Cross added.

Spain remains the number one outbound destination.

Globaldata estimates 18.7 million Brits will visit Spain by 2024.

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