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Brits plan to spend less instead of canceling travel plans

Brits plan to spend less instead of canceling travel plans

The global financial crisis is making its impact on people's lifestyle choices and an increasing number of holiday-makers are opting for cheaper travel in 2009.

Everyday pressures such as money worries and stress at work mean people without any doubt that rather than forgo an annual trip abroad, they will merely cut their travel budget, reveals a survey by American Express.

Staying in hostels and flying on budget airlines are some of the ways backpackers can reduce their spending and make their traveling experience affordable.

Chris Rolland, from American Express, commented: "Clearly Britons are feeling the strain in the UK at the moment - finances are stretched, jobs are scarce and morale is low. People are understandably keen to get away on a much needed holiday."

According to organizers of the Times travel show Destinations, which took place at the end of February, the majority of Brits are seeking adventure and new experiences on their trips abroad.

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