Last Minute Holidays

According to recent research by TNS, as many as 1/3 UK adults will leave planning their summer holiday until the last minute this summer. The survey, which questioned 2,000 Brits, found that 15% were planning to book their trip a month in advance, and 17% will wait until a few days before they want to depart.


The results of this questionnaire show a big change in attitude towards holiday bookings since 2012, as the Civil Aviation Authority only reported 10% of departures for July booked late, and a mere 8% for August that year.
Last minute bookings apparently prove most popular with younger travellers aged 16 to 24 who are holding out for last minute bargains. Families however were least likely to book last minute trips abroad, instead opting to book their trips a few months in advance.
If you’re planning a last minute trip, make sure you don’t forget travel insurance in your rush to the airport. Whether you’re travelling today or next month, travel insurance should always be a vital part of your travel planning, to protect you against any holiday disasters.
Holidaysafe offers a specialist policy tailored to last minute travel, which can be purchased up to the day you leave for your trip – even if you’re already at the airport. The policy offers fantastic value for money, as we’ve removed the bits you probably won’t need (like cancellation cover) and left the essential cover you shouldn’t leave home without.
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Please note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.
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