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Holiday Happiness: Apparently it starts at the booking stage

Going on holiday is definitely one of the highlights of the year. It’s the time when we get to leave all the problems at work, get away from the daily grind and really relax. However, even just booking the holiday can be cause for a mini celebration. According to a survey by Teletext Holidays, a lot of us Brits get very excited even when we are just taking care of the admin task of booking.

One in five of us apparently think that booking is the best part of the holiday. Filled with the excitement and expectation, just knowing we’re going to get away is enough for some of us.

However, 31 per cent of Brits feel that travelling to your holiday destination is the best part. You still have the expectation but the physical act of travelling gives it that extra edge. 10 per cent of us get flustered when simply trying to think about where to go.

When it comes to booking, it seems there are two main groups of people. A quarter of us like to leave things late and book within a couple of months of setting off. However, a huge 67 per cent like to get everything booked up over six months in advance. At least that gives you six months of the year to look forward to it. Men are much more likely to book last minute, where as women are twice as likely to book twelve months in advance.

Amy Patel of Teletext Holidays said: “There are deals to be had right up until the last minute and we’d encourage those people who would typically book well in advance, to keep their eyes open for last minute offers too.”

However, 31 per cent of us still feel that we’re being ripped off when we book our holidays. So it always pays to shop around for good deals on travel, accommodation and travel insurance.

Date Created: 05 July 2013

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