Yorkshire last to splash the cash on holidays

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IT HAS oft been said that the flatter the cap, the tighter the fist.

Now a new survey has further cemented the Yorkshireman’s reputation for penny-pinching, or at least when it comes to booking an annual break.

Data from money-saving website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk has placedthe region at the bottom of the big spenders on summer holidays.

Research revealed that the average person in Yorkshire and Humberside spent just £310 on their last holiday.

Anyone expecting a typical North-South divide in the spending table, however, may be shocked to discover that the region which spent the most on summer getaways last year was the North-East.

According to the survey of almost 3,000 people, the average resident spent £1,150 while over in the North West the figure was £860. Londoners spent slightly less at £840.

“Getting the most out of your money is important in life and that includes with holidays,” said George Charles, spokesman for the website. Many would assume that high fliers of London would spend more money on their holidays, as they earn more money. I have to say I am a 
little surprised the North-East spends the most on their holidays.”

The research comes after news Britons have fallen back in love with holidaying at home, with Yorkshire and the Humber is far exceeding other parts of England in the tourism stakes. Visits to the region in April were up 41 per cent on the previous year, compared with 10 per cent nationally, says VisitEngland.