Reports Increase in Sales for Their UK Coach Breaks

Monday, April 11, 2011

AYLESFORD, England, April 12, 2011 -, the website tour consolidator, has released new figures
that show 'Staycations' are likely to be around for a long time to come as
they report a sales increase of 65% in bookings for UK coach breaks.

This could be down to the surge in Internet searches for UK coach
holidays ( and day trips proving that
more customers are opting for staycations rather than European coach tours,
as they are likely to get a much better deal and possibly avoid unnecessary
travelling hassle.

The popularity for UK coach breaks is significantly high for the first
three months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010 with traditional
seaside resorts such as the Isle of Wight and Torquay proving to be popular
holiday destinations. The rise in interest for UK coach breaks could be down
to some of the major Travel Companies introducing fuel surcharges on their
overseas tours and this could be one of the reasons why has
noticed a decline in interest for European and Worldwide breaks.

Compared to UK coach holidays ( achieving an
increase in sales of 65% in the first 3 months of 2011, there was only an 8%
rise in European breaks whilst holidays to worldwide destinations only
received an increase in sales of 1%. The addition of fuel surcharges is quite
possibly one of the main reasons why customers are opting for coach travel
and for UK coach breaks compared to holidays overseas but other factors could
be the current financial unrest in Euro-zone favourites such as Portugal,
Greece and Ireland as well as the poor exchange rates for the Euro and

Rachel Jones, Online PR & Marketing Co-ordinator, for said:
"It certainly looks like staycations are here to stay if our recent sales
figures are anything to go by. UK coach breaks remain popular with many of
our customers booking holidays to traditional seaside resorts such as the
Isle of Wight, Torquay, Newquay, Eastbourne and Scarborough as opposed to

It's not just coach holidays in England ( that have seen a rise
in sales bookings, with event tour packages appearing to have helped boost
visitor numbers to other areas of the UK. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo
helped to increase interest in coach holidays in Scotland (, represented by an
increase in sales of 135% for the Military Event compared to the same period
in 2010. Old favourites such as London city breaks and theatre breaks remain
popular with a rise in sales of 77%. Other events such as the Chelsea Flower
Show, Royal Ascot, Wimbledon and the Royal Wedding mean that London will be
attracting a vast number of visitors during 2011 - especially if the weather
is good.

Rachel concluded: "Customers appear to be much more aware of potential
risks when booking a holiday, and coach holidays minimise that risk. They
will not be hit with any hidden extras such as airport taxes, car-parking
fees etc as everything is included in one great-value price. Search trends
for UK coach holidays on Google remain consistently high, which just goes to
show that more and more customers are seeing coach holidays as a much more
reliable way to travel."

About is a consolidation of national and regional tour operators
creating a diverse choice of UK, European and worldwide touring holidays
including coach holidays in Ireland (, events packages,
theatre breaks, cruises and holidays by air to many exciting destinations.
All have live availability and offer the customer the opportunity to book
online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    PR contact:
    Rachel Jones
    14 New Hythe Lane
    ME20 6AB


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