More than half (54 per cent) of Brits will be heading overseas this year as they seek to take a break from their everyday lives, a survey from Lloyds TSB has discovered.
The study found that the majority of people like to book their breaks well in advance, giving them plenty of time to take out travel insurance.
Richard Thomas, head of loyalty credit cards at Lloyds TSB, commented: "This research shows that a desire for rest and relaxation as well as a thirst for adventure continue to fuel Britons' love affair with jumping on a plane and jetting off overseas."
Getting away from it all was cited by 42 per cent of respondents as their main motivation for going overseas.
Stuart Bensusan, co-founder and head of sales for Essential Travel, recently said that it is important for people to take out travel insurance regardless of whether they are holidaying in the UK or overseas.