Two-thirds plan to take a holiday abroad in 2002

Nearly two-thirds of Britons over the age of 16 say they are

planning to take a holiday abroad next year.

In spite of the slump in holiday and travel bookings following the

September 11 terrorist attacks, a survey by Taylor Nelson Sofres for

Marketing shows a total of 61% will take a trip to ski destinations,

beaches, mountains and cities outside the UK in 2002.

Younger adults lead the way, with 74% of those aged 16 to 24 and 66% of

25- to 34-year-olds and 45- to 54-year-olds saying they will make their

escape from Blighty. Only those aged over 65 are more likely to stay at

home than travel abroad next year.

Men show somewhat less trepidation than women about travelling abroad,

with 64% planning to travel overseas compared with 58% of women.


Are you planning to take a holiday abroad next year?

Total 16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+

Yes 61% 74% 66% 62% 66% 60% 41%

No 35% 24% 31% 33% 32% 33% 55%

Don't know 4% 2% 3% 5% 2% 7% 4%

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