General Ins - Latest News - Foodie Brits spend holidays over-indulging in food and drink


     
  •   One in four go on a post-holiday detox diet
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  •   All-inclusive travellers get their money's worth by drinking as much alcohol as they can

 British holidaymakers spend an average £610 on meals and snacks during a fortnight abroad, splashing out over £43 a day per person, reveals research by Churchill Travel Insurance.

 And we clearly enjoy indulging in the local cuisine, as Brits spend nearly four hours a day enjoying leisurely meals while on holiday and over four in ten (45 per cent) say that they eat more food during their travels than they would at home.

 Holidaymakers who opt for all-inclusive packages seem to be the most over-indulgent at meal times, as 52 per cent of travellers take advantage of the hotel buffet and eat more than usual when they're abroad. Furthermore, nearly one in three (30 per cent) all-inclusive travellers treats themselves to more sugary and high-fat foods while they're away.

 One in four (25 per cent) all-inclusive holidaymakers also admit that they try and get their money's worth out of their holiday package by drinking as much free alcohol as they can during their stay.

 After all this over-indulgence, it's perhaps no wonder that many holidaymakers return to home soil feeling sluggish and in need of a detox. A quarter (23 per cent) of Brits admit that they have to go on a health kick to lose their holiday pounds after eating to excess on holiday.

 Annette Fox, spokesperson for Churchill Travel Insurance, commented: "It seems that British travellers are making the most of the cuisine on offer in other countries while they are abroad. However, remember to check that the food is safe to eat if you're eating away from your hotel, and be safe and know your limits when drinking alcohol."

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