Brits not put off by recent Terror Attacks as holiday levels highest since 1998.
It has been recorded that the number of British Nationals going abroad reached its all-time high since 1998 last year. Even though there were large scale Terror Attacks in popular tourist destinations including Tunisia and Paris, The Office of National Statistics said that British Nationals going on both holidays and business trips to foreign countries increased to 65.7 million across 2014. In November, 130 people were killed in Paris due to Terror Attacks, and 38 tourists in Tunisia in June, with 30 of them being British.
Throughout the year, Spain was proven to be the favoured holiday destination with Brits taking around 13 million trips. However, The UK also hit a record high last year, with 36.1 million external visitors vacating to Britain, a 5.1% increase, with the largest visitors taking 4 million trips being The French. Although £22.1 billion was spent by foreign visitors while visiting The UK, £39 billion was spent by Brits while overseas.