BRITS’ TRIPS BOUNCE BACK AFTER DECEMBER’S WINTER FREEZE CLOSED AIRPORTS…

THE estimated number of trips abroad by UK residents, seasonally adjusted, was up four per cent to 13.5m compared to the previous three months, according to the latest transport, travel and tourism bulletin from the Office of National Statistics. But despite keeping up holidays, Brits spent less – £7.3bn in the period – a two per cent fall on the previous quarter.