Brits are looking to stay closer to home and avoid crowds, as the pandemic continues to influence 2021 holiday choices, according to a poll.

A survey found that 44% of respondents intend to return to a British destination they have already visited and 39% plan to explore somewhere new in the UK.

Almost a third (31%) would like a short-haul overseas trip, with 64% saying cars are their preferred mode of transport, followed by planes (31%) and trains (8%).

One in five (19%) said they are most likely to avoid the peak season and 37% are still unsure about when to take a holiday.

The survey was commissioned by Wyndham Rewards – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ loyalty programme – and conducted in November with 1,738 UK respondents.

Dimitris Manikis, president of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts EMEA, said: “With an uptick in demand and an eagerness to plan their next trip in the year ahead, quiet holidays away from the crowds, domestic travel, and nearby destinations that can be easily reached by car are expected to continue to define the travel trends.”

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