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Media monitor: Issue 596 11 May 2012

Diverse explanations proposed for decline in number of trips made by Brits

The media has picked up on the marked trend for UK citizens to travel less than they used to, but the possible reasons being put forward for this phenomenon have been many and varied of late

Rik Thomas

The notion that people might be travelling less than they used to has been debated in several papers and magazines of late, with a sharp split appearing between those who attribute this trend solely to tough economic times (i.e. people simply can’t afford to travel) and those who think that reduced car use in particular can be at least partially explained as a lifestyle choice.

The Economist published probably the most thoughtful piece on what LTT columnist Phil Goodwin has termed...

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