Brits spent £178BN on vacations in 2016 despite Brexit

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Brits have well and truly got the travel bug, with the average adult taking a total of 3.1 holidays and short breaks over the course of 2016. 

They shelled out a total of £178billion on the trips, with the average cost per person reaching £3,418 over the course of the year.

The news comes despite fears in the tourism industry that people would choose to stay at home following concerns Brexit would destabilise the economy.

The average Brit taking a total of 3.1 holidays and short breaks over the course of 2016 (stock photo) 

A survey by the train ticket retailer Trainline examined the travel habits of people from the UK, Germany, Italy and France.  

Out of those countries, the UK took the least holidays and Italians took the most, with an average of 5.4 holidays over the course of the year, followed by 3.8 for the Germans and 3.3 for the French. 

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