Are you a ‘repeat retreater’?

New research suggests we are very loyal when it comes to our holiday habits. On average, those from the South West have visited the same country 10 times, the same town/city 8 times and the same resort 9 times.

The research conducted by online travel agent Travel Republic found that more than more than nine in ten (92%) of the South West are repeat retreaters. In fact, for over a quarter (29%) of the South West, nothing is new to them when they go on holiday.

Independent Travel Expert Frank Brehany said: “We are all essentially creatures of habit, but travel should be all about breaking out of the mould of our daily lives and receiving physical and mental nourishment. We should stretch out by taking day trips to other parts of our favourite countries and experiencing a different angle to life there; it will feed your curiosity to try something new.

“Sometimes just changing a destination for one year can refresh our whole outlook on travel and what we want to experience; it will deliver the unexpected. Why not be really adventurous and just stick a pin in the map; I have done exactly that and this has completely changed my outlook on a region. I would encourage all holidaymakers to reach out; you won’t be disappointed!”

Naomi Wilkinson, Marketing Director at Travel Republic said: “This research has revealed a sense of familiarity helps holidaymakers to relax and switch off from everyday stress when on holiday, although half of those surveyed wish they had seen more of the world.”

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