Monday, 26 July 2010

Recession Hits Watford and St. Albans Holiday Maker Plans

As we move in to the traditional summer holiday period, the current economic climate is heavily influencing the travel decision of people in Watford and St. Albans. Adroit-e Research conducted a  field research last July 23rd and 24th asking people about their holidays and if the recession has affected their travel plans this year. 40% of people interviewed from both towns claimed that they were either downsizing their holiday or not going at all.

In a few weeks, employers and businesses will be having to cope with quite a lot of disgruntled workers  who rather than feeling refreshed may feel disappointed that their holidays were less than inspirational. There’s a slightly different response between the interviews conducted in St. Albans and and Watford. In Watford, more people were going without a holiday while in St. Albans, majority of the people affected were simply downsizing. 

All is not gloom and doom as well over a quarter of the respondents are taking more than 2 holidays this year. This is an interesting finding and could be explained in terms of the apparent widening gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.