Posted by Aston Avery

Brits used more than 3 days of annual leave in 2022

Leading global travel site, Skyscanner, predicts that summer 2023 will be the year of “me-first” travel. As many of us used precious annual leave days in 2022 to make up for rescheduled life events for family and friends (whether destination weddings, hen dos, or big birthday trips), we are now ready to prioritise our own travel plans and bucket list above others in 2023.

This means that declining invitations may become more common as we start to prioritise our own plans. This could be seen with over 1 in 5 of us revealing we have lied to friends or family to get out of going on a trip with them! The top reasons for this were; to save money for other trips, the destination wasn’t preferred, or it “simply wasn’t a priority”.

Similar trends have been noted in other areas of life, such as “quiet quitting” and “selfish dating”. Skyscanner anticipates that this trend will continue in 2023 as people strive to make the most of their travel experiences. 

Aston spoke to Laura Lindsay, travel and destinations expert at Skyscanner.

Photo by Sai Kiran Anagani on Unsplash

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