Holidays, Italians exceed a fixed budget but 65% will limit expenses on return

Revolut-Dynata survey: 70% fix it before leaving and 29% fail to respect it, 13% do not care and, once they return home, there is an 11% who will not even realize they have exceeded . Among those who will worry about it, 33% will even avoid the extras to return

Breaking the holiday budget: 70% of Italians fix it before leaving for holidays, between those who carefully try not to exceed (41%) and those who usually fail to respect it (29%). Then there is a 13% who does not care and a 14% who never happens to exceed it, especially among women (17%) more than among men (11%). But anyway, once back from vacation, there will be 11% of Italians who will not notice it, 35% who will only care a little about it and then forget about it and even 13% who think ‘you only live once’ . 27%, on the other hand, will establish a recovery plan, forgoing some extras and managing money carefully over a period of time. Whether or not they have set their budget and exceeded their budget, however, 65% of Italians will tend to spend less than usual for a few weeks when they return from their holidays. This is what emerges from a survey carried out by Revolut in collaboration with Dynata.

One in three Italians say that he will try to spend only what is necessary and will avoid the extra expenses, such as dining out or shopping, for some time, while 35% will try to spend less but still keep some extra activities to ensure some fun. Once again it is women who will try to control their spending more: 39% of men say they intend to spend as usual once they return from vacation, but only 28% of women say the same.

More generally, the research highlights, returning from a trip represents a new starting point for 47% of women and 37% of men, similar to the start of a new year. There are several projects that Italians have after returning from holidays, but the most heartfelt are those relating to their own well-being: 34% say they want to dedicate themselves more often to what they love, a need particularly felt by the over 45 interviewees, and 33% say they want to start a new daily routine, made up of activities such as sports, meditation and good habits, in particular 43% of Gen Z respondents say so.

The third activity that Italians want to dedicate themselves to when returning from holidays is saving, indicated by 27% of the interviewees and in particular by 30% of women and 24% of men. 6 out of 10 Italians also say that financial apps and digital tools can be a valid help in controlling expenses and avoiding waste of money. 40% of the sample think that digital tools can concretely help but must be combined with goodwill and self-control.