The ‘perfect’ summer vacation must include this
“Everybody has a list of must-haves when it comes to a summer vacation."
By Lucy Brimble, 72Point via SWNS
The "perfect" summer vacation must be all-inclusive, offer plenty of sunbathing spots and be just a "stone’s throw" away from the beach.
A poll of 2,000 vacationers revealed Brits ideally want at least three different daily activities on offer and at least five restaurants to choose from when vacationing abroad.
While 27 percent said they would like an extensive buffet included in their accommodation and 18 percent would prefer to stay in an adult-only hotel.
In the evening, 33 percent want the opportunity to dance the night away, while for 23 percent, plenty of entertainment is a must.
Al Murray, at loveholidays, which commissioned the research, said: “Everybody has a list of must-haves when it comes to a summer holiday.
“It only comes around once a year so boxes need to be ticked and the ultimate getaway needs to be enjoyed for people to fully relax and unwind.
“During the planning phase there is so much to consider to get it right and by using an online agent we can help to not only find the best break for you, but also secure a good deal.
“That way, you really have something to look forward to and that you know you will enjoy this summer.”
The survey revealed the ideal summer holiday would last 10 days - with Italy, the Maldives and Greece topping the poll for dream destinations.
More than half (51 percent) would opt for a different country every summer, while 21 percent are happy to return to the same place, but keen to try new hotels or resorts.
Sightseeing (45 percent), eating and drinking (42 percent), and spending quality time with loved ones (31 percent) are how most of those polled would spend the majority of their time away.
And when it comes to what they value most while on holiday, getting some sunshine (53 percent), exploring a new country (49 percent) and escaping the hustle and bustle of life (47 percent) were among the top choices.
Thinking about this summer, 38 percent are determined to enjoy a bucket list vacation with almost half (48 percent) simply eager to escape from the doom and gloom of the UK.
For 41 percent, the pandemic got in the way of enjoying a dream getaway but three in 10 used that time to save up so they could pursue their holiday desires this year.
More than four in 10 (41 percent) are most likely to opt for a package holiday rather than booking each element individually (32 percent) - ensuring flights, accommodation and transfers are sorted in one go.
For 63 percent of those who prefer package vacations, the easier booking process is what is most appealing, while 56 percent like the fact the vacation will be financially protected.
According to the OnePoll study, more than half (55 percent) are attracted to the idea that everything will be taken care for them while 45 percent do it because it’s more cost-effective.
Al Murray, for loveholidays, which is offering one lucky candidate the chance of becoming its "holiday correspondent' reviewing five dream destinations, added: “Helping the nation enjoy their ultimate summer holidays this year is important to us, whether that be traveling to new destinations, experiencing new cultures, or simply getting to spend time with their loved ones.
“It’s understandable that a lot of people might have less money to play with when it comes to holidays this year, but that’s why making sure you’re getting good value for money has never been so important.”
TOP 20 MUST-HAVES FOR THE PERFECT SUMMER HOLIDAY:
- Nearby beach
- Decent size swimming pool
- On-site restaurants
- Hotel bar
- Extensive buffet at a hotel
- Plenty of sunbathing
- All-inclusive accommodation
- Evening entertainment
- External excursions
- All-inclusive drinks
- Lots of adventures
- A la carte restaurants at hotel
- Adult-only hotel
- Boat trips
- Adult-only area
- Private beach
- Swimming pool with waterslides
- Room service
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