LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the post-Brexit travel report from WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, Spain has been revealed as the most popular holiday destination amongst British holidaymaker’s post-Brexit, whilst Greece is the word with 40% saying they will travel to the destination over the next 12 months.
Spain reigns once again with almost half of those surveyed (47%) saying they would book their holiday to Spain and its islands over the next 12 months.
However, the report (Post-Brexit: Confidence Remains the Key to Success in The Travel Industry) which included a survey of 1,000 British holidaymakers also found a huge boost in interest of Greek holidays after Brexit, which shows 40% will enjoy a holiday in Greece and its islands compared to just 17% before Brexit.
The report also reveals several other European destinations which will see more visitors post-Brexit such as Portugal. In May, just 8% of those surveyed said they would visit the country, however in the latest post-Brexit research, that figure has risen to 11.2%.
Top 10 destinations consumers intend to visit over the next 12 months (% of total respondents)
1. Spain: 47%
2. Greece: 40%
3. The US: 19%
4. France: 15.9%
5. Italy: 15.8%
6. Portugal: 11.2%
7. Caribbean: 10.5%
8. Australia: 9%
9. Cyprus: 6.9%
10. Croatia: 6.6%
Confidence is growing
In the latest survey, security is still the biggest concern amongst British travellers, however confidence appears to be growing with the number of consumers stating security worries as the biggest influencing factor dropping to less than one in three (30%). In May, when asked the same question, 42% stated security concerns as the biggest influencer.
Those influenced by their personal economic situation and job security concerns also dropped to 29.7% (from 33% in May).
However, the number of consumers whose travel plans had been influenced by exchange rates and the strength of the Pound rose to 21% after Brexit, compared to less than one in 10 (9%) in May.
Ian Johnson, Commercial Director Europe, Virtual Payments, at WEX said:
“Spain is the most popular choice with almost half of Brits heading to the destination; however, consumers are gaining confidence in Greece as a holiday destination and post-Brexit, it appears to be the biggest winner.”
Johnson continued by saying, “This growing confidence is also seen in terms of security concerns, and over the past few months, people’s attitude to foreign travel is changing and our survey suggests this trend will continue.”
A full copy of the WEX Whitepaper “Post-Brexit: Confidence Remains the Key to Success in The Travel Industry” is available here.
About WEX Inc.
WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX) is a leading provider of corporate payment solutions. From its roots in fleet card payments beginning in 1983, WEX has expanded the scope of its business into a multi-channel provider of corporate payment solutions representing 10 million vehicles and offering exceptional payment security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. WEX serves a global set of customers and partners through its operations around the world, with offices in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Norway, and Singapore. WEX and its subsidiaries employ more than 2,500 associates. The Company has been publically traded since 2005, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “WEX.” For more information, visit www.wexinc.com and follow WEX on Twitter at @WEXIncNews.