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Scots are most likely to have large holiday budgets, survey reveals

Scots are most likely to have large holiday budgets, survey reveals

Scottish people booking flights abroad are more likely to have bigger holiday budgets, the results of a new survey have revealed.

According to recent YouGov research commissioned by Travelex Outsourcing, Scottish holidaymakers plan to spend an average of £606 on this year’s trip, which compares to a national average of £533.20.

Those in London had an average budget of £498.50 and were closely followed by those in the south, whose average holiday fund stood at £456.30.

It was also revealed that Scottish travellers are the most likely to take more than £800, with 17 percent admitting that this is something they were considering.

This compares to nine percent in London and eight percent in the south.

Travelex Outsourcing regional divisional director Steve O’Donovan said that many holidaymakers are finding themselves with more spending money after leaving the booking of their holiday to the last minute.

"However, it is important to ensure that holiday funds are carried in the most appropriate form to make the most of every penny, cent, or euro and avoid hidden charges inherent in some forms of travel money," he commented.

Market research organisation Key Note recently predicted that the popularity of overseas holidays will rise at the expense of domestic holidays by 2011.

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