A quarter of holidaying Brits don’t venture more than four miles from their resort – that is if you believe a survey recently conducted by a well-known car hire company (can’t think how these results would benefit them … oh wait! Still, the results make for interesting reading).
Where are venture-shy Brits heading to within this four-mile radius of their sun loungers (the tempting featured image is by Porto Bay Trade)? Well, 78 per cent of respondents go to local bars and restaurants (we can only assume local equates to proximity, as opposed to the patronage). Meanwhile 76 per cent are able to locate the nearest beach and 67 per cent manage to navigate their way to the supermarket.
What makes these tourists fear anything that couldn’t be classified as “nearby”? Excuses include but are, of course, not limited to…
• Worrying about additional expenditure on top of an all-inclusive package (32 per cent)
• Being nervous about getting lost and not knowing the local area (30 per cent)
• Not being able to speak the local language (26 per cent)
• Lack of confidence driving in foreign countries (24 per cent)
• Not knowing the best places to visit (20 per cent)
Still, there is some bright news from the report. Nearly three quarters of the people surveyed said they would like to see more of the country they visit (which isn’t that surprising given that over a quarter happily travel beyond the perimeter of their resort). More than that, nearly half of those who do explore their destination feel they’ve had a more adventurous holiday.
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