With temperatures in the UK hotter than most Mediterranean countries throughout July, many Brits admitted to staying in the UK to take advantage of the British sunshine.
This saw a record number of Brits delay their annual summer holiday to take advantage of the warm temperatures here in the UK.
According to a survey released by leading FX provider Travelex, over 48 million Brits are planning to go away between October and December, as they have enjoyed July basking in the British sun.
Holidaying in the city proved popular with 28% saying they visited London during the summer. 16% of people headed to Devon and 15% of people enjoyed a trip to the coast in Brighton over the recent summer.
Although many plan to holiday in the month of October, getting the right price is still important. Almost half have chosen to holiday in autumn as opposed to the summer holidays to avoid the hefty summer holiday prices.
Nearly half of Brits also revealed that the weather is the biggest factor when deciding where to holiday this year.
With guaranteed sun and temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius, Spain tops the list of planned getaways with a fifth of UK holidaymakers choosing the Mediterranean country for their autumn holiday.
Top reasons for holidaying in October – December
- 1. Prices are cheaper than during the summer (43%)
- 2. For winter sun (31%)
- 3. I always go away at this time (23%)
- 4. To visit family / friends (21%)
- 5. October half-term means I can travel with children and family (15%)
Top Autumn Holiday Destinations 2014
- 2. USA
- 3. France
- 4. Italy
- 5. Germany
- 6. Turkey
- 7. Morocco
- 8. Australia
- 9. Caribbean
- 10. Thailand
David Swann from Travelex comments; “It’s clear from our research that October through to December is a great time to be taking advantage of some winter sunshine. There are great last-minute deals for holidays in Europe out of peak season, plus with the Pound up against the Euro compared to this time last year, it makes perfect sense for Brits to start planning autumn getaways.”