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35% of 2013 holidays to be booked in January

35% of 2013 holidays to be booked in January:

Top holiday destination predictions

- Confused.com and Teletext Holidays share 2013 predicted holiday trends -

Confused.com Holidays has partnered with Teletext Holidays to offer affordable trips away for friends, families and adventure-seekers in 2013. According to Teletext Holidays, around 35% of summer holidays are looked for or booked in January. Where will you be going in 2013?

Where will the UK’s holidaymakers be heading on our 2013 holidays? Destination predictions from Confused.com/Teletext Holidays:

Au Revior Paris, Bonjour Morocco:

Forget Paris and Amsterdam, 2013 will be the year of the short haul exotic break. Marrakech, with its cobbled streets, teeming bazaars and Hammam spas, has become one of the hottest tickets around for a quick, exotic getaway. A year-round destination, it's fantastic value for cost-conscious travellers.

Costa del Sol:

Spain is set to have a good year in 2013: the original home of the package holiday, it's currently enjoying a bit of a comeback. Despite money being tight the holiday is still an important part of the year and people want to guarantee a good time, so they're returning to destinations they know and trust.

Cancun:

The trend for all-inclusive holidays shows no sign of slowing down. Pay one price up front, not only for flights, accommodation and transfers, but often an unlimited supply of cocktails and all meals when you get there. Increasingly all-inclusive resorts are offering even more "extras" such as watersports, organised beach games and fitness classes. With charter flights from a range of UK airports, Cancun is one of the most affordable and accessible long-haul hot spots.

Croatia:

Beautiful Croatia has been on the rise for a number of years but it is well and truly on the holiday map for 2013. Before the break-up of Yugoslavia, it was the second most popular destination for British holidaymakers. Historic sights, hilltop villages and beautiful countryside have given it the “new Tuscany” tag for those who want more than a standard beach break. ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) is hosting its biggest travel industry conference of the year in the walled city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for the first time next year, a sure sign that its tourism chiefs want to step up its profile for British holidaymakers.

Mhairi Duffin, Head of Holidays and Travel Insurance at Confused.com, predicts that in the current economic climate the attraction of ATOL-protected package deals will influence consumer’s holiday choices, she explains:

“We predict that the travel industry could see an increase in package holidays due to their ATOL protection as well as allowing people to cover their costs up front and budget accordingly. This is especially important while money is still tight for a lot of people in the UK.”

Further travel industry predictions from Confused.com and Teletext Holidays:

  • Travel companies will be trying to stimulate the market through increased advertising after the poor summer and autumn weather.

Travel insurance predictions:

Confused.com knows that customers often find it difficult to identify the best travel insurance policy for their needs or to understand exactly what their policy covers or the procedure for claiming in the event that something goes wrong. In 2013 we’ll see much more pressure on travel insurance providers to be really transparent in order to help people understand exactly what their policy covers and how to choose the right policy for their circumstances.

There will be a strong focus on asking questions in plain terms, making policy documents easy to understand and developing consistency in the way things are presented and in the terminology used, to make sure customers are very clear on what they’re purchasing and are able to claim on their travel insurance when they need to.

Notes to editors:

For further information about Confused.com, please contact:
Confused.com press office helen@illuminatecomms.com or sarah.wenham@confused.com Or phone Helen on 07551 005877

 

For further information about Teletext Holidays, please contact:
Rachel O’Reilly tel: 07866 427870 rachel@rorcomms.co.uk

About Confused.com:

Confused.com is one of the UK's biggest and most popular price comparison services. Launched in 2002, it generates over one million quotes per month. It has expanded its range of comparison products over the last couple of years to include home insurance, travel insurance, pet insurance, van insurance, motorbike insurance, breakdown cover and energy, as well as financial services products including credit cards, loans, mortgages and life insurance.

Confused.com is not a supplier, insurance company or broker. It provides a free, objective and unbiased comparison service. By using cutting-edge technology, it has developed a series of intelligent web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk factors to help customers with their decision-making, subsequently finding them great deals on a wide-range of insurance products, financial services, utilities and more. Confused.com's service is based on the most up-to-date information provided by UK suppliers and industry regulators.

Confused.com is owned by the Admiral Group plc. Admiral listed on the London Stock Exchange in September 2004. Confused.com is regulated by the FSA.

 

About Teletext Holidays: 

At www.teletextholidays.co.uk people can search and compare prices from thousands of holiday offers, including packages, cruises and villa deals from the UK’s leading travel companies.   With more than 20 million unique users in 2011, it ranks within the top ten most visited websites for online holiday searches, according to Hitwise.    Along with "all Inclusive" and “cheap holiday" terms it is one of the most popular sites ranked within Google and Bing.

Anyone with a Samsung Smart TV or blu-ray player can find the Teletext Holidays App in the Smart hub, developing an much fuller interactive search experience, with full access to over 50 million deals at any given time.

Teletext Holidays is a subsidiary of Teletext Holdings Ltd. A joint partnership between Daily Mail General Trust (DMGT) and the company management team.  DMGT is the parent company of media titles such as the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro.


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