Holiday Dreams Cheaper In Yorkshire!
It has been said that a Yorkshireman is a Scotsman with his generosity removed! Well, according to a new survey, it would appear there is some truth in the statement when it comes to buying holiday ‘dreams’.
A recent survey asked 1,000 people across Britain how much of their weekly wage they’d be prepared to spend on a dream vacation, and then compared this to new weekly earnings data from the Office of National Statistics.
According to the results Brit’s budget an average of £946 per person for a week-long dream holiday, equating to almost twice the UK average weekly income (excluding bonus’) of £488.
Scots were the most generous to themselves, splashing out an average 56% of their monthly income (£1,191) on a dream holiday, compared to Tykes who came in at sixth place after London and the North East, promising to allocate just 45% of their monthly income (£956).
However, whilst holiday dreams were cheaper to buy in Yorkshire, people in the South West were only prepared to splash out 34% of their monthly income confirming, officially, that holiday dreams should always be purchased further south!
In response to their findings Chirac Shah, online marketing manager at Villa Plus, said:
“Our findings show that the public is looking to enjoy their dream holidays to the fullest. By budgeting such a large portion of their monthly salary to enjoy a dream holiday, it’s clear that this time is valuable to them and dream holidays are an investment and reward rather than an expense”.
Holiday Dreams Cheaper In Yorkshire!, 26th August 2018, 20:53 PM