Currency issues 'are not putting Britons off travelling'

British people, including those over 50, are still keen to holiday overseas despite the weak pound, according to one expert.

Marc Cogliatti, a currency strategist at HiFX, said currency issues will add to holiday costs but will not stop the vast majority of people going abroad.

He pointed out that in the last six months the pound has actually recovered somewhat, so the situation is better than it was at the beginning of the year.

And he insisted: "People are always going to be inclined to go abroad. Everybody likes to chase the sunshine and get away."

According to a recent survey by Wanderlust, some 77 per cent of British people intend to travel at least as much as they did last year in 2009, while 72 per cent expect to spend at least the same amount of money.

For over 50s looking to save money on their overseas holidays, destinations to non-eurozone countries may be attractive as they will get more for their money.

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