Two thirds of British consumers have advised that they will not travel abroad this summer even if Government guidelines permit.
The research revealed that just 16% would be happy to travel overseas amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with 62.7% advising they felt ‘too anxious’ to go abroad.
With 20% of respondents saving between £3,000 – £5,000 and one third saving in excess of £8,000 due to cancelled trips abroad, Brits are now planning to invest their holiday budget into home improvements.
Stuart Dantzic, Managing Director of Caribbean Blinds, who commissioned the research, explained: “The COVID-19 pandemic has completely transformed how we live, work and operate in society, with mounting concern as to how and when we will be able to return to some form of normality without causing a second spike in cases. Therefore, it came as no surprise that the majority of consumers feel too anxious about travelling abroad this summer and would opt to invest their holiday budget into home improvements instead.
“We all have those jobs that we want to do, like landscaping the garden, but can never find the time or are able to justify the cost. However, with the UK likely to have to spend the summer at home, this provides the perfect opportunity to invest in upgrading key features, like your garden, without worrying about time, spend or social distancing measures.”