Brits planning camping trips to save money on holidays

Almost half of Brits will look to cut the cost of their holiday this year by going on a trip elsewhere in the UK.

A poll of holiday-goers by Sainsbury's Finance has indicated that 43 per cent of Brits are planning to holiday on home shores in 2012, and more than a quarter of them are planning to visit one of the nation's many campsites.

According to, 28 per cent of those holidaying in the UK this year are planning a camping holiday. Many are likely to consider visiting one of the beautiful campsites in Dorset, Cornwall or other South West regions.

The same figure claimed that they will stay with family and friends in order to save cash.

Commenting on the poll's results, Sainsbury's Travel Insurance Manager David Barrett said that most Brits would always find a way to book a getaway no matter how bad the financial condition was.

Speaking to, he said: "It appears that more people will delay booking their holiday this year, presumably hoping to secure a better deal.

"Our research suggests that even though a number of us may be aiming to stick to a strict budget next year, people are still finding a way to ensure they have a nice break - whether it's in the UK or abroad."