Brits trying to find the best holiday deals may now be keen to take long-haul breaks which give them the chance to really get under the skin of a country.

Brits may be realising the potential pitfalls of quick no-frills breaks and could now be on the lookout for longer and more meaningful getaways, a travel expert has pondered.Sue Ockwell, a spokesperson from the Association of Independent Tour Operators, said that nowadays people “want to make their visits count a little bit more”.

For special breaks, travellers could look into taking cheap flights to India, a culturally rich country which boasts everything from temples and religious sites to bustling cities and modern high-rise living.

A fall in the number of people jetting off abroad revealed by recent figures from the Office for National Statistics could be down to “a mix of people realising that you don’t get as much out of a short break as you do a longer break, the environmental media encouraging people to go for longer and the realisation that the £1 weekend is not quite as cheap as it seems,” she said.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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