Early signs are that UK tourism is going up next year, but the uncertainties could yet have a negative impact. | Nuria Rincón
Abta, the Association of British Travel Agents, has been holding its annual convention in Abu Dhabi this week. To coincide with this event, it has released its Holiday Habits Report for 2016. Among the main findings, the report points to a 10% increase in travel by people in the UK over the twelve months to August this year. There was a specific rise of 2% in foreign travel, with the number of foreign holidays having increased from an average of 1.2 per person to 1.5. The main age groups leading the rise in foreign travel are the baby boomers (aged 55 to 64) and the Millennials (25 to 34).