Budget flights and envy-inducing Instagram feeds have fuelled Britons’ sense of wanderlust, contributing to the record 70.8 million overseas trips they took in 2016. But who are they bringing along for the ride? Canvas8 spoke to 20 people to find out what company they like to keep on vacation.
Comparison sites such as Kayak and Skyscanner have enabled people to find the best deals for their own holidays, contributing to the decline of the high street travel agent. But with ‘information overload’ a common source of stress, how is the package trip being adapted for demanding travellers?
What happens if you’re too fat, fit or fabulous for a regular beach or city break? As demand for active, gay-friendly and plus-size holidays grows, travel operators are offering breaks that meet niche needs. In the second of a two-part report, Canvas8 looks at those travelling to get fit or fit in.
As travellers, we’re now more savvy and time-precious than ever before. We love short city breaks more than two weeks in the sun and prefer living like a local to holing up in hotels. Our holiday habits have changed dramatically, but how has our approach to booking a vacation shifted?
Just 19% of Brits are planning on packing their suitcases and heading abroad for two weeks in 2015, yet almost half have booked four short trips scattered throughout the year. Why are people ditching the two-week trip of sun, sea and sand in favour of staycations and city breaks?