Brits to stay at home in 2009

Brits are likely to spend more quality time in the UK this year, as staycations become more popular, it has been suggested.

Defaqto head of insight Brian Brown explained the credit crunch has limited peoples ability to travel abroad on holiday and suggested they take the opportunity to spend their breaks at home with family and friends.

Mr Brown said: "The number of overseas trips is showing a decline for the first time in two decades with fewer trips to many of the usual destinations."

He added people are more likely to take holidays in the UK as a result.

Those looking to make the most of their garden over the British summer may decide to build a conservatory or glazed extension to boost their enjoyment of the garden.

Meanwhile, a recent FairFX study found 98 per cent of Brits do not use the cheapest form of payment when travelling abroad.

This is despite 69 per cent saying every penny counts when exchanging money.