If you thought that ‘going on holiday’ was a relatively new invention, albeit now an inspired and cherished British tradition, you will discover below that people have travelled for recreation, leisure and health going back centuries.
We love the below vibrant infographic, packed with interesting insights to the changing fashions in choice of holidays. Currently trending is the high percentage of us Brits holidaying in the UK or taking a ‘staycation’. We’d love to hear your holiday stories – perhaps you drank one of the twenty million cups of tea a year served up by Butlins in the 1960s? Do you remember when the average holiday cost £157 in the not-so-long ago good ol’ days of the 1980s? Or do you have nostalgic memories of the happy band that flooded to our beloved seaside towns to walk arm in arm along the prom and dip in the lido?
We’d love to hear some of your stories, funny or nostalgic and in the coming weeks we will publish some of the best …
- Written by +Tina Taylor