Brits planning to drive hundreds of miles further for UK holidays this summer

The pandemic has caused a trend in UK summer holidays.

Motorists in the UK are planning to drive an average of 212 miles further for their UK-based holidays than they have in previous years, according to a new survey. 

The study, conducted by Euro Car Parts, found that a third of drivers will travel further afield this summer as a result of continued restrictions on foreign travel. A third of respondents also said that they were happy to spend more money on their UK-based holidays than normal, too. 

Over a quarter of the 2,000 people included in the survey said that they would be visiting different parts of the country more often than usual, while 27 per cent of people said that they were planning on undertaking multiple UK-based holidays. 

In contrast, less than one in ten drivers said that they’d be staying closer to home this summer, with 11 per cent saying that they’d be visiting the same destinations that they would be normally. 

It was owners of hybrid vehicles who were the ones planning to travel the furthest this summer, saying that they’d be happy to drive an extra 268 miles compared to usual. This was followed by electric, diesel and petrol owners with additional mileages of 225, 211 and 208 respectively. 

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