As the economy crawls towards recovery, consumers are still watching the pennies. Tighter budgets plus a real desire to cut down on carbon emissions have resulted in a boom in short weekends abroad.
(PRWeb UK) March 4, 2010
Holiday experts see 'bookings boom' for short weekends abroad. Independent travel agents bookcheapholidays.com are experiencing a growing holiday phenomenon as more and more people flock to book short weekends abroad.
"As the economy crawls towards recovery, consumers are still watching the pennies." explains bookcheapholidays.com 's director, Tracey Sheargold. "The threat of global warming is probably having an effect on people's holiday behaviour too. Tighter budgets plus a real desire to cut down on carbon emissions have resulted in a boom in short weekends abroad. They're affordable, they're convenient, and two or three nights away is often just as relaxing as a fortnight's holiday extravaganza!"
As soon as 2010 settled in, people started flocking to BCH for a short cheap weekend break abroad. Demand hasn't slowed since. Interestingly, an increasing number of people are asking about something different from the usual traditional city breaks and beach weekends. They're demanding variety. They want excitement, thrills, unusual experiences. And many of them also want to enjoy an environmentally responsible holiday option. Last but never least, they want to pay the lowest possible price for it.
Bookcheapholidays.com believe they're in an ideal position to meet this surge in demand head on. "Because we are an independent travel agency we have access to every major tour operator's deals and we can even search airlines and accommodation providers to track down the perfect short weekend abroad." says Sheargold.
Bookcheapholidays.com delivers low cost holidays with a human touch. They operate across two worlds - online and offline. Unusually, their dedicated team of travel experts, based in Newcastle, actually owns the business, which means they each have a real stake in its success. Everyone on the team has at least ten years' travel industry experience so they know their stuff. And because bookcheapholiday.com is a member of Advantage, the UK's biggest travel agent consortium, they find out about the best short breaks as soon as they're released.
So what are people getting up to on their short weekends abroad? You name it. Conservation holidays are a popular option because they give people the chance to get fit, look after the environment, make like-minded friends and have great fun at the same time. Extreme sports are big winners too. As long as you know where to look, and who to ask, you can find everything you are looking for. Consumers can sample the delights of Turin during short breaks abroad, enjoy a gastronomic weekend in Spain, join an archaeological dig or simply go on cheap Portugal holidays to roast on a hot, sandy beach for a couple of glorious days doing absolutely nothing.
"The internet has made finding the perfect holiday much easier than it used to be. But on the other hand, the sheer number of holiday websites is bewildering." Concludes Sheargold. "We've found that adding the human touch to one of the most powerful online holiday 'engines' around, and offering low internet prices while we're at it, is a powerful combination. It's our business so rather than using a call centre, we take pride in speaking to our customers ourselves. We like to put our mouth where our money is, if you see what I mean!"
Bookcheapholidays.com are a Travel Agency comprising of an established local retail shop and telesales call centre taking inbound calls generated via Teletext, Skytext and bookcheapholidays website. All staff are experienced sales consultants with a wealth of travel knowledge. We are part of the Advantage group and based in the North East, because we are an independent agent we search all of the major tour operators as well as low cost airlines and accommodation to match needs of the client for price and quality. We sell package holidays, flights, accommodation, car hire, car parking, theatre breaks, coach/rail trips and attraction tickets from UK destinations to Worldwide from all UK airports.