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Brits saving money for travel

British people would rather scrimp on food than their holidays.

Residents of the United Kingdom are hooked on travel and would rather make savings when it comes to going out for meals and getting takeaways if it meant they could afford better destinations and hotels.

A quarter of those surveyed said they would cut down on food compared to just 13 per cent when it comes to making spending cuts to travel.

This was particularly obvious in the 18 to 24 age market, where 31 per cent said they would cut down on their food purchases.

Victoria Bacon, Abta brand and business development director, said: "We have always been a nation of people who enjoy taking holidays and it is clearly a spending priority for a lot of people, often overtaking other popular items and leisure activities. For those looking to go on holiday this year, but are a bit conscious of cost, then it's really worth having a look at the deals and offers available at the moment. Many travel companies still have holidays left with free-child places or money off for summer breaks, and 60 per cent of UK travellers say they booked a package holiday last year because it was the best value option for the price."

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