Six in 10 adults ‘already planning trips abroad in 2023’

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Six in 10 (61%) people have already started planning overseas trips for 2023, according to research.

This is a higher proportion than last year, when half (50%) of people were planning their 2022 trips, American Express found.

The findings, released as Britain is blanketed in snow, indicate a quarter (25%) of holidaymakers have booked at least one element of their trip, such as flights, transport or accommodation.

More than a quarter (27%) of people planning 2023 getaways said they want to have something to look forward to in the colder months.

And more than a third (36%) said they are planning ahead to avoid trips getting booked up by the time they try to book.

The sun setting in Tenerife in Spain
Spain is the most popular destination for people planning overseas trips, according to American Express (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Beach holidays topped the list of holiday types for 2023 (44%), followed by city breaks (37%).

Spain remains the most popular holiday destination for those heading overseas, American Express found.

For those choosing to stay in the UK next year, the Lake District was found to be the most popular destination, followed by Cornwall, London and Wales.

Nikki Edelman, vice-president at American Express, said: “With the new year on the horizon, many of us are planning trips away in 2023, booking in advance to secure deals on transport and accommodation.”

Some 2,000 people were surveyed across the UK between October 28 and November 1.

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