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Holiday Extras® poll shows 35% of people are spending £500-£1,000 per person on their holiday


There may be a credit crunch and the economic outlook is gloomy but a new poll by market-leading holiday add-ons company Holiday Extras reveals that Brits still value their holidays and are prepared to spend significant sums on them.

Holiday Extras weekly online poll asked “How much do you usually pay per person for your holiday?” and the most popular response, with 35%, was between £500 and £1,000. A further 32% said they spend between £200 and £500 per person on their holiday. And luxury holidays are also clearly still popular, because no less than 20% of respondents said they spend between £1,000 and £2,000 per person on a holiday.

Mike Whiting, Managing Editor for Holiday Extras, commented, “These results show that no matter what the economy is like holidays are very important to people in the UK and they are prepared to invest their hard earned money in them. A well planned holiday can leave you refreshed and relaxed and ready to face anything that life has to throw at you.”

To help travellers plan their next break, the Holiday Extras holiday checklist ( provides a step by step, week by week guide to ensure they don’t forget anything. From applying for a visa to what to pack when travelling with children and babies, Holiday Extras remembers so that travellers can simply relax and enjoy their holiday.

As the credit crunch bites, Holiday Extras is also committed to helping travellers save on those all-important holiday add-ons. With a best price guarantee, Holiday Extras provides high quality, low priced airport car parking, airport hotels, airport lounges, travel insurance, airports by rail and port parking.


Note for editors
Online poll took place between September 1st and September 8th 2008. Results based on responses of 604 Holiday Extras customers.


Holiday Extras is the UK number one for pre-booked airport hotels and airport parking, taking bookings for over 5.4 million travellers each year.

The company offer a wide choice of holiday add-ons including airport lounges, airports by rail, London theatre breaks, UK theme park breaks, and travel insurance. For more information and to book please visit
or phone 0871 360 2186


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