Times are hard for families up and down the country, but despite this many of us are still making sure we can afford a holiday this summer.
Research has shown that fewer than a tenth of us plan on going without a holiday this year - compared to around a fifth who said goodbye to the beach in 2011.
British Airways American Express Credit Cards said that Britons will spend more than £36 billion going on holiday this year.
And with family holidays being time-consuming and laborious to arrange, many families are going to make the most of things with a longer break. The figures showed that nearly half of us plan on spending at least a week on our hols.
This has led to calls that many families will be gearing up to book their main summer break in the coming weeks - are you among them?
A summer holiday will be the most significant purchase made by many Britons this year, with nearly a quarter of us expecting to fork out more on its cost than last year.
The research showed that we're preparing to spend an average of £923 per person on summer 2012, made up of hotel costs, flights and spends for while we are there.