Brits worry more about losing passport than the possibility of a terror attack

Research by Destinations: the Holiday and Travel Show highlights British travellers’ resilience in the face of political unrest, natural disasters, the threat of terrorism and an unstable world economy.

More than 1,200 people in the UK were surveyed, predominantly aged 50–65+ and the research addressed Brits’ biggest concerns when travelling and their views on safety when travelling abroad.

The results show that travel continues to be a priority and British travellers are more confident now than ever. Around 40% of Brits worry most about losing their passport when travelling, while concerns around a potential terror attack and the possibility of missing a flight were almost equal at 25% and 23% respectively. Only 11% expressed concerns about the prospect of a natural disaster.

While these issues have affected numerous destinations across the globe, of those surveyed, 99% of Brits generally feel safe when they go on holiday. This is a key statistic considering 87% of people are more open-minded about where they would travel to now than when they first travelled as an adult. This spirit of adventure is further emphasised by 83% of people admitting they would feel confident travelling overseas as a solo traveller.

Unsurprisingly, Brits are less confident about visiting a country that is currently experiencing political unrest (42%). However, 87% would travel to a country that has experienced a terrorist attack within the last five years and 90% would consider travelling to a country that is recovering from a recent natural disaster but is open for business.

Travel continues to be a priority for most Brits, with two-thirds (63%) of people travelling five or more times a year (domestically or overseas) and almost half of people travelling between five and seven times a year.


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