Monday, 25 August 2014

Holiday hopes left in the dust Down Under

BRITS dreaming of their number one holiday spot have named Australia as the top place they’d like to visit. But research by my Travel Cash Prepaid MasterCard has revealed that 90 per cent of Brits don’t think they’ll ever make their dream holiday a reality.

Goomoolahra Falls, Australia by Rod LH - via Wikimedia Commons

Three quarters of those surveyed revealed that their dream destination was just too expensive, while a further 18 percent admitted that they couldn’t get enough time off work to go.

"Tasman Valley - Aoraki Mount Cook - Canterbury"
by David Briody from Edinburgh, Scotland - Wikimedia Commons
Dreaming of travelling far and wide, Brits also set their hearts on New Zealand (47%), Canada (42%) and The Maldives (31%) as other top destinations.

Myles Stephenson, CEO of my Travel Cash, said: ‘We wanted to get an insight into where people dream of travelling to. We discovered that nine out of 10 people don’t think they’ll ever make their dream trip, with time off and cost being the most prohibiting factors.

‘Contrary to popular belief, that dream destination might be more achievable than people think. Sterling is currently experiencing a five-year high against currencies including the US, Australian and Canadian dollars, meaning holiday money can stretch a lot further than people might think.’

Holiday envy was also revealed as a top trend, as one in two Brits admitted to feeling jealous of friends and family visiting their dream destination instead of them.

The top 10 destinations were:

  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand
  3. Canada
  4. The Maldives
  5. China
  6. USA
  7. Mauritius
  8. Iceland
  9. Brazil
  10. Peru
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