MANCHESTER, England, November 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Budget holidays have kept people travelling this year, say On the Beach -
Leading UK online travel agency, On the Beach, report that affordable prices on budget holidays have led to an increase in outbound trips. Families seeking a break from the winter cold are eager to find good deals on flights and accommodation in warm countries despite global financial uncertainty.
Alistair Daly, Marketing Director at On the Beach, explained that despite numerous financial crises at home and abroad, international travel has continued to grow. "Many people are willing to cut back, but not to forgo their holidays altogether. Time spent with family is precious; it's time to relax and rejuvenate ahead of the new year. We've put together some great cheap flights to the likes of Majorca, Portugal and Cyprus to ensure our customers get holidays that suit their budgets."
Statistics from tourism consultancy, IPK International, report a strong recovery in 2011 and, forecast a year-on-year increase of up to five per cent in the volume of travel abroad. "Providing that over the coming weeks no serious political mistakes are made which might unsettle the public, in 2012 we can expect the international travel industry to grow in the order of two to three per cent around the world and thus in Europe as well," said Rolf Freitag, CEO of IPK International.
Daly, from On the Beach, continued, "More and more travel companies are interested in providing value for money for people looking for a budget holiday during the festive season. We help our customers find fantastic deals that ensure they will be able to have a great holiday this winter, regardless of their budget."
About On the Beach:
Founded in 1995, On the Beach is one of the UK's leading online travel agencies carrying over 500,000 passengers every year (ABTA K0813). On the Beach provides value for money flights and hotels in the world's most popular beach holiday destinations. On the Beach provides consumers with a huge selection of travel products, from 50 million available seats, more than 30,000 hotels around the world, insurance and in-resort transfer partners. Customers can book online at http://www.onthebeach.co.uk or by calling the UK call centre on 0870-606-07-08.
As the expert provider of DIY beach holidays to the UK market, On the Beach is so confident of its industry leading position, it offers a market leading price match guarantee for its customers. On the Beach will refund the difference if a lower price is found for the same product on any UK website*.
*Offer applies to exact product match
SOURCE On the Beach