Recent survey shows that nearly 50% of all holiday bookings are made online : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Recent survey shows that nearly 50% of all holiday bookings are made online

October 25, 2011

Recent survey shows that nearly 50% of all holiday bookings are made online

LONDON, UK (RPRN) 10/25/11 — The UK high street is suffering, first it was out of town supermarket's like Tesco and Sainsburys that were taking the lions share of business from the local retailer's with butchers and bakers feeling the pinch and a new report shows that local travel agents are now being hit just as hard as families migrate to the internet for their travel bookings.

The survey was carried out by ABTA, the association of British travel agents and consisted of 2000 UK travellers. Of these 2000 a huge 45% booked their most recent travel arrangements online, a statistic that is bound to worry local shops as travellers shun the high street to conduct their travel shopping online.

Overseas travel is still popular with Spain proving a firm favourite but the “stay-cation” which sees Brits ditch popular destinations like the Algarve in favour of a local holiday in the UK was the surprise hit this year with the UK beating France and Greece as the second most popular holiday destination among those surveyed.

Director of Travel Russell Beech at discount travel site Mega commented ”the survey is in-line with the trends we have seen as a company. More and more of our users have been searching for UK focused travel voucher codes including those for Travelodge and Premier Inn hotels. We are also seeing sharp increase in travel traffic as users search for travel discounts. While the high street offers a personal service that many still like others are becoming more price aware and the internet offers the change to compare prices and deal hunt and in a credit crunch the trend against the high street is likely to continue.”

Its hard to say how things will move in 2012 but if the economy continues to fail could it be the final nail in the coffin for the UK high street?

Media Contact Name: T Devaney
Media Web Address: http://www.mega.co.uk/
Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: BREAKING NEWS, Featured, Lifestyle, PRESS RELEASE, Travel- Tourism, United Kingdom

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Coalition Joins National Coalition for Infant Health

Washington, D.C. 06/25/15 · Newborn Foundation News: Newborn Health leaders convene in DC...

RushPRnews now offers digital news sites +Targeted News outlet Broadcast

SAN FRANCISCO/MONTREAL 06/22/15 · Your press release to be featured on at...

Save our Skies Santa Cruz Launches Petition Urging FAA to Stop the Jet Noise

Santa Cruz, California 06/21/15 · Outraged Citizens fight FAA's NextGenprogram to reclaim quality...

Ultraseal International makes casting impregnation even easier with fully automated two-stage process

Dusseldorf, Germany 06/17/15 · Ultraseal International is living up to its global...

Army Officials and Ameresco Join to Commemorate Completion of Energy Efficiency and Solar Project

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & ADELPHI, Md. 06/16/15 · Army Officials and Ameresco Join to Commemorate Completion...

Ultraseal International celebrates second exporting award this year

Birmingham, West Midlands, UK 06/16/15 · Ultraseal International is celebrating a double success after...

The American radio host, Ed Tyll issues death threat, alleges a French-Canadian publisher

Montreal, Quebec, Canada 06/15/15 · On June 5, the controversial radio host, Edward...

Planwise: Best Mortgage Calculator Since 1993

San Francisco, CA 06/09/15 · Planwise Launches Pinterest Style Mortgage Calculator  Planwise launches PlanwiseConnect,...

Israel’s Start Tel Aviv offers global opportunity for Canadian tech startups

Ottawa,Canada 06/09/15 · Israel’s Start Tel Aviv offers global opportunity for...

Demand for Independence of Punjab Echoes in San Francisco

San Francisco 06/08/15 ·  Thousands of North American Sikhs converged in downtown...

World Renowned Casting Director Appointed to Eagle Arts Academy Board of Directors

Los Angeles, CA 06/06/15 · Eagle Arts Academy is pleased to announce that...

MultiClonal Therapeutics Researchers Report Today Breakthrough in Cloning Human “Ground State” Stem Cells

Farmington,CT 06/05/15 · An international consortium including investigators at MultiClonal Therapeutics,...

Time to increase your public relations impact

SAN FRANCISCO 06/04/15 ·                 Your « SPRING2015-2 » Coupon is here! And with it...

Financial Fraud Lengthy Prison Term for Advance Fee Fraudster

Washington, DC 06/02/15 · Like many successful con men, William C. Lange...