The latest Holiday Confidence Index for spring 2015 reveals positive attitudes by Britons who are planning holidays abroad in the coming year – 56% of those surveyed for the report.
Not only are there signs that they will spend more on holidays, with almost half having already booked their first trip abroad but they are also positive about economic improvement, job security and meeting their own financial commitments. However, a two-point rise to 26% in the number of people who are not planning to travel in the next 12 months has led to a fall in the overall HCI index score to 49. Created by First Rate in association with the Institute of Travel and Tourism, University of Wolverhampton and YouGov, the report is published three times a year. It provides individual measures of holiday intent, planned frequency, duration and associated spending which is combined to produce an overall index of consumer ‘holiday confidence’ for the coming 12 month period.