The latest Holiday Confidence Index for winter 2014 reveals the first real signs of growing confidence among job-secure Britons to plan overseas holidays in the next 12 months. With an index score of 51, the HCI has now risen to its highest level since it was first launched a year ago.
This is on the back of research that provides evidence of an encouraging year-on-year change in attitudes about overseas travel across all six measures used to assess holiday confidence. The most significant findings are that more people say they are going to holiday abroad in the coming year and will do so more frequently. 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.