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Recession 'will have little effect on holidaying habits'

The impact of the recession on UK tourists is unlikely to bring about any drastic change in their holidaying habits, an expert has claimed.

People planning stag nights or weekend breaks overseas in the coming months will have to contend with the weakening value of the pound against the euro, as well as the effects of the credit crunch on personal finances.

However, Steve Barnes, corporate marketing manager at Abta - The Travel Association, claimed that most Brits are unlikely to change their travel plans as a result of the gloomy economic outlook.

"We don't believe that they are going to drastically change, because people have it in their psyche that they want to take holidays," he commented.

Even those who are really feeling the pinch are unlikely to ditch their breaks altogether, with people simply cutting down the number of holidays they take or venturing outside of the eurozone to help reduce costs, Mr Barnes added.

An increasing number of people are also expected to stay closer to home over the coming months as they seek a cheaper stag night experience, with UK cities such as Liverpool stag nights, Newcastle stag nights and Bournemouth stag nights likely to benefit from the trend.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19066253-ADNFCR