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British holidaymakers more likely to explore than lie on beach

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British holidaymakers are now more likely to explore the local area than lounge on the beach, according to research. A survey of 2,000 tou

rists found more than half look forward to exploring nearby towns, compared to just three in 10 who get excited about going for a dip in the ocean. Half also enjoy trying out the local cuisine when they travel abroad, with 53 per cent looking forward to spending time w

ith family and friends. And a quarter get excited about unearthing local culture on a guided tour, according to the research commissioned by online car hire service Rentalcars.com . More than eight in 10 go as far to say they get irritated by the beach, with other tourists, sand in unusual places and noisy children among some of the most common bugbears. And one in 20 even find the sea annoying when spending time at the coast. (Image: Getty) Read MoreRelated ArticlesVirgin Holidays latest sale has temptingly cheap Caribbean getaways Nigel Wolstenholme, head of consumer brand at Rentalcars.com , said: Far from just switching off and stretching out on the sand, this research shows that Brit

s today are looking for adventures and new experiences on holiday. Theyre ditching their sun loungers to see new sights, taste new foods and try new things. That means getting out and about, whether on foot or on the road, to get under the skin of their destination. The sand and sea are no longer prime spots for the culture vultures of the UK, and seven in 10 are willing to venture an hour or more away from their accommodation to explore their new surroundings. But not everyone likes to explore as around one in 20 would rather just stay p

ut in their hotel or resort while nine per cent wouldnt explore anything more than a 10-minute walk away. (Image: SWNS.com) Read MoreRelated ArticlesParents furious after girl, 4, left in hotel pool on her own by kids club staff The study also found six in 10 would go exploring on foot, but in a bid to go further afield more than a third would look at bus or coach travel options. And 37 per cent would want the ultimate freedom by driving themselves to new places. More than a fifth of those polled admitted they have become more adventurous on holiday in the last three years, and

are now more likely to see the sights than indulge in rest and relaxation. The typical holidaymaker goes away an average of twice a year and just over half of those surveyed, via OnePoll, have been on an all-inc

lusive vacation. A quarter agreed holidays with all the trimmings thrown in are great for the kids, but a third prefer to eat out in the local area instead of dining onsite. And plenty of sightseers are put off all-inclusive holidays because of their rigidness, with a third believing that all-inclusive trips discourage expl

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pp It also emerged 16 per cent reckon all-inclusive trips are overpriced and as a result, nearly a fifth would rather s

tay in a villa or apartment. Nigel Wolstenholme, from Rentalcars.com , added: Its encouraging

to see Brits setting their own agenda when they go on holiday, and moving away from the one-size-fits-all approach of an all-inclusive trip. Whether youve gone long-haul or stayed closer to home, stepping off the main tourist trail is key to discovering your destination, and its the best way to make memories that will last a lifetime. Hiring a car is a great way to get off the beaten track, giving you the freedom to go anywhere without having to stick to a schedule.

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