Cost-conscious holidaymakers ‘worried about running out of spending money’

More than a third of holidaymakers travelling this summer are worried about running out of spending money while they are away, a survey has found.

Some 37% are concerned about running out of holiday cash.

Sterling recently fell to a two-year low against the US dollar amid speculation over a potential no-deal Brexit – meaning travellers heading from the UK may find their spending power does not go as far as they had hoped.

Meanwhile, one in seven (14%) are fretting about handing over work to colleagues while they are away, according to the research.

Nearly a fifth (17%) are worried about their home being secure while they on holiday, the survey from Ramsdens Currency found.

Asked about holiday expenses that annoy them, food and drink prices were the biggest gripes, followed by airport parking charges, the survey found.

Baggage costs, paying for sun loungers and poor airport exchange rates were also common annoyances.

A fifth (20%) of people said they are flying early or late in the day to save money, the survey of 1,200 people across Britain found.

Other money-saving measures people said they were taking included going self-catering or half-board, making more use of public transport and even cutting the length of the holiday.

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