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British holidaymakers 'becoming more adventurous'

UK tourists are looking to be more adventurous with their holidays during the recession rather than reverting to tried and tested destinations or activities, it has been claimed.

Chris Gallon, director of Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show, said Brits are generally looking to do something "slightly out of the ordinary" when booking trips away this year.

This included sampling the culture of different countries and regions, as well as trying out new or obscure leisure interests.

However, he claimed that people are still "buying for price", looking to take advantage of cut-price deals to help escape the credit crunch.

"People are very stressed in life with work and paying their mortgage and they just want a holiday to get away," Mr Gallon said.

Those planning a stag weekend in the coming months may consider a range of alternatives to the traditional booze-fuelled night out, with activities such as go-karting often proving popular with those out to celebrate ahead of their impending nuptials.

According to John Mitchell, who works at Aberdeen's Gala Bingo Club, an increasing number of stag parties are now heading to the bingo halls to try their luck and experience a good night out, the Press and Journal reports.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19059191-ADNFCR

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