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“People should holiday at home!” says barbecue company

Why go abroad for an expensive foreign holiday when you can have all the fun you like at home in the UK? At least that was what the Daily Mail declared recently:

What’s YOUR favourite childhood holiday memory? For most Brits, it’s building sandcastles on the country’s best beaches

Building sandcastles on Britain’s beaches has been voted as the country’s favourite childhood holiday memory, beating foreign holidays, day trips and flying to their destination.

Over 58 per cent of men and women surveyed revealed that their holidays on UK shores were their most memorable childhood holidays.

Of the 1,000 people polled, 42 per cent said that building sandcastles on UK beaches – from St Ives to Blackpool – was their favourite holiday memory.

Source: Daily Mail, 27th August 2015


Who is suggesting you stay in the UK and shun foreign holidays?

Other surprising findings in the poll by Bar-Be-Quick included 63 per cent revealing that they preferred camping and caravanning to hotel stays and 78 per cent preferring family barbecues over expensive meals out.

Wow, 78% of people prefer a barbecue to an expensive meal out? What a surprising thing for a barbecue company to discover!

Caroline Morris, Head of Sales at Bar-Be-Quick: ‘People often assume that expensive trips abroad will be more memorable than breaks in this country.

‘However, this goes to show that kids enjoy any holiday that involves a bit of adventure, and it doesn’t matter where in the world they are.’

Despite the fact that the UK’s summer weather can be unpredictable, the lure of home comforts and the opportunity to avoid flying seems to be more appealing to families than lugging all their necessities overseas to more tropical climates.

“People should use credit cards abroad!” says credit card company

British holidaymakers have £663MILLION in leftover foreign currency after holidays abroad… with few converting it back

Forget to exchange your foreign currency after you return home from a trip? You’re definitely not the only one.

British holidaymakers sit on an astonishing £663 million of leftover foreign notes after holidays abroad, according to new research.

In fact, the average traveller has £55.25 in foreign notes and coins after just one overseas jaunt.

Source: Daily Mail, 25th August 2015


We’ve all been there – returning home from holiday with a pocket full of miscellaneous coins that we’ll never use again. But if only there was some company had paid for some PR to get an article into the paper to tell us about a better way?!

Kevin Jenkins, of finance giant Visa Europe, which quizzed 2,000 people on their holiday spending, said: ‘Holidaymakers could be saving money instead of returning home with foreign currency, which likely remains unused and gathering dust. This hard-earned money could be better put to use or donated to charity.

‘For some, a frenzied ‘squanderlust’ means unnecessary airport spending.’

First of all, ‘squanderlust’ does not mean anything, to anyone, and nor will it ever. But secondly, does Visa have any tips on how to avoid this currency wastage?

Visa Europe says travellers should look up local prices in their holiday destination to gauge how much foreign currency to take with them.

It says people should take less foreign currency with them and use plastic or withdraw local money from cash points when they need it.

Visa thinks we should use credit and debit cards rather than cash. There’s a turn-up for the books.