One in four take car holiday

Taking the car still remains a popular option for many Irish holidaymakers.

Taking the car still remains a popular option for many Irish holidaymakers.

This year, almost one in four Irish holidaymakers are planning to take the car with them on vacation. France, the UK and Spain top the list of places most likely to visit. Recent research also shows that Irish holidaymakers like to fill up their boots during the trip buying local delicacies, souvenirs and clothes to take home. The results are revealed in the Car Holiday Report 2015 – a survey commissioned by Stena Line on the car holiday habits of Irish holidaymakers.

The Car Holiday Report is based on a statistically significant survey sample of over 1 000 people answering questions about going on holiday by car.

The results show that taking the car on holiday is still close to Irish hearts.

This year, two out of ten Irish holidaymakers, 23 %, will take a holiday by car. France is the most popular destination with 32 % of respondents saying that they are planning a visit. After France, the UK and Spain, come next with 27% and 13% respectively.

Germany and Italy also feature as popular destinations on the list.

In the survey, 74% of Irish holidaymakers said that they feel that a car holiday provides them with greater freedom and flexibility when on vacation. Six out of ten also feel that the one of the best things about holidaying by car is the opportunity to experience spontaneous happenings along the way. Another big advantage of travelling by car, according to Irish holidaymakers, is the opportunity to buy things to take home.