More Brits stump up extra cash for overseas holidays, but some miss out

New figures show a rise in Brits planning overseas holidays for this year as the economy shows clear signs of improvement, reports heraldscotland.com.

Research firm BRDC Continental surveyed more than 1,000 Brits to find that over three-quarters (78 per cent) are planning on taking at least one foreign break over the course of 2014.

This is a rise on the 73 per cent who planned on doing the same last year and a huge increase on the 66 per cent from 2012.

Analysts from the group have attributed the spike in Brits booking foreign holidays to improved job security combined with higher financial confidence.

While this has caused the number of people taking domestic breaks to reach the lowest point in four years, travelmole.com says the figure still stands at 45 per cent – down only slightly from 56 per cent in 2013.

Those who wish to go on holiday to an overseas destination should now be looking for the excess cash that will allow them to escape Britain should the weather take a turn for the worst.

BDRC highlights that last January was the wettest in 250 years for the UK – and that it is “no surprise” that people are planning to escape their home nation over the next 12 months.