Brits want to book holidays to escape 2012 events

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David Cameron may have declared late last year that “In 2012 there will be only one place to be: Britain.”

However a survey by ABTA has revealed that at least 12 percent of Brits are looking to escape on holiday, in order to avoid once in a lifetime events such as the London Olympics and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The older generation are particularly keen to take off: 22 per cent of the over-65s are reported to be planning a trip away, compared to 18 per cent of 55 to 64-year-olds.

Olympic officials and travel industry insiders are said to be concerned by the polls findings. They shouldn’t be. Here at CD-Traveller towers, we’re confident that once winter is out of the way, the excitement about this year’s extraordinary events will start to build and the majority of Brits will happily stay put.

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