Compareholidaymoney.com says 80% of families now buy holidays online.

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It is no secret that the high street in general has been on a sharp decline for some time with many big names going into administration in recent years. Using their own comprehensive data, from their winter travel survey completed in February 2013, http://www.CompareHolidayMoney.com can reveal that over 80% of families are now buying holidays online.

It is no secret that the high street in general has been on a sharp decline for some time with many big names going into administration in recent years. Using their own comprehensive data, from their winter travel survey completed in February 2013, http://www.CompareHolidayMoney.com can reveal that over 80% of families are now buying holidays online.

The service sector on the high street has done better in comparison to retailers, but how much longer will consumers enjoy the public service of travel agents on the high street?

CompareHolidayMoney.com have been conducting survey’s for the last year and they are now sharing their data to reveal the following habits of UK travellers –

  •     90% of families now use the internet to research holidays before booking.
  •     80% of families now book holidays online.
  •     60% of families said that holidays are the most expensive purchase they make online.
  •     28% of families spend more than £2500 on their annual holiday.

‘It is quite clear from our survey’s that consumers are using the internet more often to buy travel products these days and who can blame them when you can buy online 24/7. With the opportunity to compare prices families can easily save time and money by using the internet,’ says Peter Rudin-Burgess Financial Director of UK Compare Network.

To take a look at the results of the Family Travel Surveys for the summer and the winter of 2012, you can visit http://www.compareholidaymoney.com/content/travel-money-survey-summer-2012.php and http://www.compareholidaymoney.com/content/travel-money-survey-winter-2012.php.

CompareHolidayMoney.com will be looking to conduct more Surveys in 2013 that they hope will reveal on-going trends of shopping online for travel products.

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