It’s not easy to predict the holiday trends particularly of the British. But a few key things have happened in 2016 to almost ensure the 2017 will be a bumper holiday and vacation year for British Tourism.
In 2016, sadly there have been many global conflicts that have affected once very popular holiday destination like Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. If you check out the Government Travel advice websites then from Europe to destinations further afield there is one type of warning or another. This as a whole doesn’t prevent Brits travelling abroad, but if you take into account that the British Pound is also bouncing up and down against the Euro and Dollar then what was once a cheap package holiday abroad is quickly becoming an expensive option.
So how do we see 2017 panning out for the British Holidaymaker and Traveler?
To be honest if you take what we know and now take into account that the temperatures for 2016 have today been recorded at 1.2C (2.16F) higher than the pre-industrial levels and an average of 0.88C (1.58F) higher than the average temperatures for the period of 1961 – 1990 it would show that those that did stay in a hotel in England during 2016 didn’t have bad weather at all for a “home break”.
Study has shown that carbon emissions have shown nearly no growth at all during the last three year period, so the temperature increase is not due to a peak in carbon emissions but is down to Global Warming itself.
In regions of the Russian Arctic, temperatures were recorded some 6c to 7c higher than any previously recorded long-term average.
As El Nino wanes it is not anticipated that 2017 will share the same record breaking temperatures as 2016. However, it is still going to be warmer than any previous year over the last two decade due to the underlying global warming and increased levels of greenhouse gases.
So now, with also this reliable data and real life activity it is highly likely that your average Brit will either be sunning themselves in the garden, relaxing with a glass of Prosecco whilst eating from a well laden BBQ or will be looking to take the children away to a hotel in England or perhaps a villa by the sea.
One thing is for sure, if you don’t start booking your Hotel Breaks for 2017 now, then the prices will certainly rise sharply for last minute bookings of any hotels that are available to book in the UK.
So best get planning your 2017 breaks now to avoid that disappointment.