Job security 'fuels overseas holiday plans'
Job security and an improving economy are prompting more Irish people to take holidays overseas, according to a new survey by the AA.
Almost 85pc are planning a trip abroad for their main holiday this year, up from around 75pc last year, with Spain the top destination.
"Back in 2012, more than four in 10 of our customers were planning a domestic holiday over a foreign break to help keep costs down.
"These latest findings seem to indicate that, for most of us, our economic situation has improved in the past year," said Conor Faughnan, AA director of consumer affairs.
"While many of those planning a trip abroad are doing so in pursuit of better weather, the continued increase in the number of people opting to holiday outside of Ireland certainly indicates that people are feeling more secure in their employment and their financial situation."