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  • Millions of Brits already have ALL of their holidays and annual leave booked for 2020.


    A study of 2,000 UK adults found nearly a third of the nation were planning their trips for the year ahead before it even started.


    In a bid to beat colleagues in the race to secure1 annual leave and to give themselves something to look forward to, one in four have even got trips planned for 2021.


    Nearly two-fifths book so far in advance because they like to be organised, with one in five saying it helps lift their mood at the time of booking.


    And more than a quarter do so in order to spread the cost, so they can budget for their time away.


    Nigel Wolstenholme, head of consumer brand for Rentalcars.com, which commissioned the research, said: "The excitement of planning a holiday lasts all the way from the moment you book to the day you travel, because there's lots to think about in between.


    "Booking early tends to be the best way to get a good deal - and it means you've got plenty of time to research and find the most suitable options for your trip.


    "Leaving things like hiring a car or booking excursions2 to the last minute means prices are likely to have gone up, and there'll be fewer options left to choose between.


    "It's better to build them into your itinerary3 from the start."


    The study found the average Brit already had 10 working days - two weeks - booked off work before 2020 had started.


    And whether it's a long weekend away or a two-week adventure, on average, UK adults plan to take three separate trips this year - with one in 10 planning six or more.


    More than a fifth are only planning on treating themselves to 'staycations' in the year ahead, while seven in 10 are organising something a little more exotic4, and half are doing a bit of both.


    Whether they're staying at home or heading overseas, a quarter plan to hire a car so they can see and do as much as possible on their trip, with more than one in five planning to cover multiple5 destinations by road.


    Rentalcars.com's Nigel Wolstenholme added: "Our research found that the average cost of a weekend away in Great Britain is 473 pounds, compared to 722 pounds to spend on a weekend abroad.


    "The most common destinations for 2020 are Spain, Italy and France, and with hire cars available from as little as 15 pounds per day, hitting the road isn't just an exciting way to explore - it's cost-effective, too."


    As well as mainland6 Europe, the United States is proving popular for British travelers this year, with one in seven planning to cross the pond.


    Far-flung destinations like Thailand, Australia and the United Arab Emirates are also attracting visitors from the UK, with a handful7 even heading to Oman, Panama and Sri Lanka.


     5级    双语 
     单词标签: secure  excursions  itinerary  exotic  multiple  mainland  handful 


    1 secure [sɪˈkjʊə(r)] LTmzi   第5级
    • He found a secure foothold and pulled himself up. 他找到了一个稳固的踏脚处并爬了上去。
    • Extra men are needed to secure the camp against attack. 需要增加兵力以保护军营免受攻击。
    2 excursions [iksˈkə:ʃənz] 80eec90a0af9147efc3dc3e7fc535fed   第5级
    n.(尤指集体)远足( excursion的名词复数 );短途旅行;(短期的)涉足;离题
    • The few excursions into stylistic experiment do not entirely come off. 几次体裁上的尝试都不算很成功。 来自辞典例句
    • But these excursions were a nothing to Sally's. 可是艾莱柯的这些花样在萨利看来没有一点意思。 来自英汉文学 - 三万元遗产
    3 itinerary [aɪˈtɪnərəri] M3Myu   第9级
    • The two sides have agreed on the itinerary of the visit. 双方商定了访问日程。
    • The next place on our itinerary was Silistra. 我们行程的下一站是锡利斯特拉。
    4 exotic [ɪgˈzɒtɪk] nmHxb   第6级
    • There are some exotic words in English language. 英语中有一些外来词。
    • She likes to wear exotic clothes. 她喜欢穿奇装异服。
    5 multiple [ˈmʌltɪpl] kFCxf   第5级
    • The number 8 is a multiple of 4. 八是四的倍数。
    • The most common multiple births are twins, two babies born at the same time. 最常见的多胎是双胞胎,两个婴儿同时出生。
    6 mainland [ˈmeɪnlænd] 6AexH   第5级
    • The new bridge will link the island to the mainland. 新的桥梁将把该岛与大陆连接在一起。
    • Hong Kong's prosperity relies heavily on mainland. 香港的繁荣在很大程度上依赖于大陆。
    7 handful [ˈhændfʊl] 0eGx2   第5级
    • We invited 30 people, but only a handful came. 我们邀请了30人,但是只到了几个人。
    • He pulled out a handful of coins from his pocket. 他从口袋里掏出一把硬币。

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