Almost a third of Brits are intending to stay with friends and family during their holiday abroad, the results of a new survey have revealed.
The survey, which was undertaken by SeaFrance, revealed that nearly 30 percent of UK holidaymakers who had already booked their trip to a foreign country were planning on staying with family or friends.
It was also revealed that nearly a quarter (23 percent) of people who had not booked a holiday were hoping to stay with friends or family overseas.
The ferry company undertook the same survey in 2006, when it was discovered that just 12 percent of people travelling abroad were intending to stay with family or friends.
With the results suggesting that holidaymakers are keen to make savings during this year’s break, the survey also discovered that 80 percent of people in the UK were still planning a holiday outside of Britain in 2009.
Just 12 percent said they were intending to stay in the UK, while a further 16 percent claimed they were likely to take a minimum of three trips.
Recent statistics have shown that increasing numbers of parents are paying for their grown-up children to go on holiday.