More Britons are now travelling abroad than at any other time since 2003, a new report suggests.
Official figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that people from the UK made 60.1 million overseas visits in 2014, 4.1 per cent more than during the previous year.
And while they've been abroad the travelling Brits spent £35.5 billion, 3 per cent more than in 2013 and the most since 2008, suggesting people's financial confidence is on the up.
The ONS report on travel trends shows just over a fifth of all the overseas visits made by Britons last year were to Spain. And while 12.2 million visits were made to Spain, a further 8.8 million were made to France.
The typical foreign trip made by UK travellers in 2014 lasted 10.3 nights while visits to European destinations lasted, on average, eight nights.
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