According to Google, last-minute holiday searches are up 269% month on month. Now this may come as no surprise as almost every school up and down the country has now broken up for summer (two out of my three are still at school until Wednesday… come on Wednesday hurry up and arrive) and everyone is trying to bag a bargain holiday.
It would also seem that depending on where you live in the country depends on where you’re more likely to book a last minute holiday according to online travel agency Loveholidays who have been analysing last minute bookings from its customers all over the country to find out where they are more likely to book. For example, us West Yorkshire folk are more likely to book a trip to Morroco, Egypt or Turkey whilst our North Yorkshire neighbours are booking trips to Malta and the US. Both Brummies and Londoners are more likely to book a holiday to Jamaica whereas Mancunians love Barbados and are twice as likely to go there on a last-minute holiday compared to the national average.
Although the TOWIE cast may head to Marbella for their bit of fun in the sun, this is most definitely not the case for other Essex residents who are more likely to head to Croatia, Mexico, Malta and the USA for their last-minute holidays.
Did you know that Liverpudlians are impartial to booking a holiday to the Greek Islands and are three times more likely to book a last-minute break there than the rest of the country? However, they are less likely to head off to Cyprus, Mexico or Portugal when booking late in the day.
See where Brits choose to visit when booking a last minute holiday
With this travel trend finder from Loveholidays, you can enter a city and find out where to head to or avoid if you don’t want to holiday with your neighbours.
Christian Armond from Loveholidays said,
“There are still some great deals available for holidays this summer and we’re expecting even more last-minute bookings after the World Cup! This fun tool shows where people are booking from many of the UK’s cities and our easy to use website can help our customers find their perfect holiday by price, weather, board basis or budget rather than just location.”
Are you planning to book a last minute holiday? If so where are you planning to go?
*This is a collaborative post with Loveholidays*