Cyprus has announced plans to open its borders to Brits which have had both doses of the COVID-19 later this year.
While travel is still banned for the UK, if the restrictions lift data shows Brits could spend more than £725,763,878 in the country.
Travel health experts, Practio has analysed 10 years of historic Office for National Statistics data, looking at every single trip made out of the country by UK citizens and where they were heading.
Using the in-depth analysis, researchers have been able to forecast ahead. The data predicted the amount Brits were due to spend in Cyprus in 2021 as more than £725 million, but with holidays mostly cancelled in 2020, that number could be significantly higher if Cyprus make a move to allow Brits ahead of other countries.
Forecasts predicted 874,213 visits to the country in 2021 by Brits, a number which could be eclipsed after not accounting for the pandemic and cancelled travel in 2020.
The data shows that Brits could spend £830 per visit to Cyprus in 2021.
Commenting on the research, Dr Jonas Nilsen, managing director and co-founder of Practio said: “We wanted to pull this exhaustive research together to understand UK travel trends over the past ten years, but also to give us an idea of what this means for travel in the future. Travel was mostly out of the question in 2020 and many of us are hoping for its return in 2021. By predicting future trends, we can better equip travellers and businesses that thrive off tourism by helping them to prepare for what’s to come and how they can make the most of Brits’ travel habits.
“It’s also been great to see some of the emerging trends and how travel is changing, we’re seeing the go-to destinations start to change with more money being spent in countries further afield, which should be a good sign for the future of the travel industry beyond the pandemic.”