As the world increasingly eases COVID restrictions, people over 50 are much more confident about booking trips than they were last summer, a new survey shows. Only 7% of respondents were cautious enough to delay travel until next year, compared with the 22 per cent who said they would wait over 12 months in answer to the same question in July. Many seem prepared to make holiday decisions closer to departure. Nearly half planned to travel in the next three months. In July the shortest lead time was three to six months. Almost three quarters (74%) intended to take more than one holiday this year, with one in five likely to travel more than they did pr-pandemic – and though 48% said cost of living rises were making them cautious about their finances, 39% said they would spend more.

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