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Eager Brits book bargain holidays for 2016

GadgetsBritish bargain hunters are on the lookout for holiday deals, as they are already beginning to book their trips away for 2016.

Following the recession in 2008, Brits have begun budgeting harder than ever, especially when it comes to travelling abroad. They are now booking their summer holidays in advance to give them the chance to plan and pay for their holiday of a lifetime in instalments.

Savvy travellers booking in advance

This trend is proving to be good news for everyone, including those in the holiday and travel sector, who can now plan staffing levels and improve cash flow in time for 2016.

Travel firm A1 Travel has seen a huge rise in the number of cash-strapped Brits booking their holiday for next year.

A representative from A1 Travel said that these savvy travellers know that by booking so far in advance they can save up to 50%.

The firm noted that the majority of bookings for the summer of 2016 have been for groups of friends and families, with most wanting to secure rooms in popular hotels. Meanwhile, other holidaymakers are choosing to spend the money they have saved by booking early on staying in fancy accommodation.

2016 holiday trends

The holiday company also noted that while hen and stag weeks are still popular, the majority of early bookings have come from families wanting to travel together.

Just like in 2015, the most popular destinations for 2016 seem to be Majorca, Benidorm, Costa Brava, Tenerife and Ibiza.

However, one destination is bucking the trend, with Cape Verde now proving to interest British holidaymakers due to its cheap prices and sunny climes.

If you’re thinking of bagging a bargain this year, remember to book family travel insurance in advance

Date Created: 31 July 2015

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