BBC research has revealed that over a third of Britons still intend to go abroad this year, in spite of the publicity surrounding the credit crunch.

BBC research has revealed that over a third of Britons still intend to go abroad this year, in spite of the publicity surrounding the credit crunch.

Those hailing from Scotland were least likely to give up on a holiday, with the 18 to 24 age group also showing resilience in planning to travel.

However, people were found to be spending less on holiday expenses when at their destinations – Britons now spend around £65 per head per day, compared to the £70 they would have spent four years ago.

The Association of British Travel Agents reported that more people are now travelling outside the eurozone in a bid to get a better exchange rate than they may do in Europe.

Earlier this month, travel author Sharon Wrobel, writing for the Jerusalem Post, said people looking for a bargain break may wish to try holidays to Bangkok or other Thai resorts from May to October.

This is classed as the low season and travellers may find hotel prices halved, she reported.

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