It’s your vote

Are you planning to go away on holiday this year?

Britons plan to spend £153 billion on holidays this year, according to a survey.

The amount is 36% more than was spent 10 years ago, the poll by online company ebookers.com found.

While away, British holidaymakers intend to spend nearly £700 each, compared with just over £550 in 2001.

The poll of 1,000 people also showed that 81% are planning to take three holidays this year, with 44% intending to have a break in the UK. A total of 12% said they were not planning to go away at all in 2001.