British travellers like to place it safe when it comes to booking their holiday
British travellers like to place it safe when it comes to booking their holiday.
According to a new report released by the Travel Republic, the “safety” of a city determines whether holidaymakers are likely to venture out of their comfort zone.
The survey questioned 2,000 holidays makers as to their travel habits year on year.
The results highlighted that 62 per cent of the British public repeat holidays opting for familiarity and safety instead.
Further questioning revealed that British travellers are more likely to return to a previous destination based on dining preferences.
In fact, 49 per cent revealed that they would return to a previous holiday destination as they liked the food and drink
Out of those questioned, 93 per cent of British travellers has repeated a holiday in the past.
On average, holidaymakers admitted to visiting the same country 10 times, the same town or city nine times and the same resort eight times.
Sixty Two per cent of the British public repeat holidays
We are all essentially creatures of habit, but travel should be all about breaking out of the mould
Travel Republic even reported that some places in the UK are more likely to repeat a holiday than others.
Those from the north east said they are 45 per cent likely to book a holiday again yet that figure rose to 71 per cent from those asked in Yorkshire.
Frank Brehany, a travel expert, explained: “We are all essentially creatures of habit, but travel should be all about breaking out of the mould of our daily lives and receiving physical and mental nourishment.
“We should stretch out by taking day trips to other parts of our favourite countries and experiencing a different angle to life there; it will feed your curiosity to try something new.”
Forty two per cent of Britons are likely to book a holiday again
The report highlights that “fear” especially that of the unknown prevents British holidaymakers from branching out.
As part of an investigation into smart cities, the Global Smart City Performance Index has revealed the world’s safest cities.
Taking into consideration four main elements of a city, its mobility, health, safety and productivity, the top ten safest cities have been released.
Singapore came out top – surprising also the most expensive city to live in – with New York and Chicago in second at third retrospectively.