Who doesn't love a good holiday? Not the British public that's for sure. The ONS's latest survey shows the gradual increase in the number of foreign holidays taken in 2016 and the figures indicate that our desire for foreign getaways has not waned in the last 20 years.
Holidays which were once a 'nice to have' are now an absolute must, and we're not just taking one staple two week break a year. The rise of shorter breaks shows just how we are spreading our precious down-time to visit more and more destinations each year. And this doesn't even take into account the number of domestic trips we all take either.
Thanks to budget airlines, new destinations becoming accessible and social media FOMO, I'm sure this year-on-year rise in the number of foreign holidays will continue. It is a small world after all.
The Office for National Statistics found UK residents went on more than 45 million foreign holidays in 2016 - up from 27 million in 1996. That represents a 68% rise in holidays over the last 20 years.