Britons will continue to book breaks – potentially including holidays to Thailand – even amid credit crunch conditions, because they see them as too important to forego.

Britons will continue to book breaks – potentially including holidays to Thailand – even amid credit crunch conditions, because they see them as too important to forego.

This is according to Paul Havenhand, marketing director of insurance provider Towergate Bakers, who said that people in the UK feel they are entitled to a holiday because they work longer hours and have fewer bank holidays than their European neighbours.

“A week or two away from our normally hectic lives, whether it be in the UK or further afield, is still seen as an important way to re-charge our batteries,” he remarked.

The news echoes recent research from private bank Cater Allen, which showed that 43 per cent of people think a holiday is essential to keep them happy mentally, while an enthusiastic 17 per cent said they live for their annual trip abroad.

A further 21 per cent said they are so eager to have something to look forward to that they start planning their next holiday as soon as they touch back down in the UK.

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