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2021
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Britons Set to Splurge Over £100 Billion on Holidays Post-Pandemic

New Research Finds that Brits Plan to Spend Almost £9 Billion Extra on Holidays in 2022

Spending Time with Friends and Family Topped the List of Next Holiday Activities

With the ban on foreign travel lifted, new research carried out by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the leading innovator in global cruise travel, reveals that Brits are set to splurge £108 billion1 on holidays when international travel returns to normal.

According to the survey, Brits are planning to collectively spend almost £9 billion2 more on holidays in 2022 compared to 2019. To make the most of the newfound freedom, the average person intends to spend an extra £167.403 per year on international trips when travel resumes.

Among Brits’ top 10 holiday wants are:

  1. Spending time with friends and family (68%)
  2. Relaxation (66%)
  3. Fun (65%)
  4. Great choice of food (63%)
  5. Making the most out of annual leave (60%)
  6. Discovering new places (60%)
  7. Flexibility and freedom to do what they want (58%)
  8. Visiting cultural sights (56%)
  9. Revisiting places closer to home (53%)
  10. Seeing/doing as much as possible in one trip (50%)
Eamonn Ferrin, Vice President and Managing Director, UK&I and MEA, Norwegian Cruise Line
After more than a year of staying home, the nation can’t wait to explore the world again. Holidays abroad are a top priority for many, with millions of Brits eager to get away and break free from 2020, when it is safe to do so. We at NCL are seeing pent-up demand with new and loyal guests planning ahead and giving themselves something to look forward to. We recently announced our highly anticipated return to service, with new itineraries sailing Europe and The Caribbean this summer. What’s more, we’ve just unveiled Norwegian Prima, the first ship in our new Prima class, which has become our most in-demand ship ever.
Eamonn Ferrin, Vice President and Managing Director, UK&I and MEA, Norwegian Cruise Line

For those wanting to turn holiday dreams into reality, NCL offers travellers an unforgettable experience, an extensive range of itineraries and the chance to explore multiple destinations in a single trip; Extraordinary Journeys, a bespoke collection of once-in-a-lifetime voyages exploring exotic destinations on port-intensive itineraries, are available to book well into 2023.

NCL will restart operations from 25th July 2021 at a reduced capacity. Travellers can book their next cruise with confidence thanks to NCL’s flexible Peace of Mind booking policy and Sail Safe Health and Safety protocols on board. From pre-cruise protocols, including mandatory vaccination requirements for all guests and crew, to new and enhanced health and safety measures on ships and on shore, customers can cruise confidently.

For information about NCL ships and their itineraries, or to book a cruise, please call 0333 2412319, visit www.ncl.com or contact a travel professional.

1 In a nationally representative survey of 2000 UK adults, £2,057 was the average amount respondents expect to spend on holidays throughout the year in 2022 (or when international travel is back to normal).

2 In a nationally representative survey of 2000 UK adults, £1889.60 was the average amount respondents spent on holidays throughout the year in 2019.

3 £2,057 was the average amount respondents expect to spend on holidays throughout the year in 2022 (or when international travel is back to normal), compared to £1889.60 in 2019.