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01st Jun 2013

Too Broke for a Break? Half of Irish People Can’t Afford a Holiday This Year

48% of people are unsure whether or not they’ll be able to get away this year.

Rebecca McKnight

With the sun finally making a long overdue appearance, it’s hard not to think of lazy days spent lounging about on a foreign beach. 

Sadly though, it seems as though those dreams won’t become reality for many Irish people this year, with almost half of us unsure whether we can afford a break this year. 

A poll of almost 10,000 Irish people, carried out by AA,  has found that 48% of people admitted they were are unsure whether or not they can afford a holiday this year. 

Over a quarter, (27.5%), said they would definitely not be able to afford a trip, while less than 19% of those polled were certain that they could afford a holiday this year.

Shopping around is a key factor for those planning a holiday, with more than 25% of those polled saying they would consider holding off on purchasing a holiday in order to avail of last minute deals. Savvy holiday-makers are also searching for off-peak deals with more than 45% looking to purchase trips out of season.