On the Beach: Last Minute Holidays Entice Sun-seeking Brits

By On The Beach, PRNE
Sunday, July 17, 2011

MANCHESTER, England, July 18, 2011 -


- On the Beach has observed a significant rise in the number of
people looking for last minute holidays; the company says this owes
to the great savings these trips offer -

The month of June saw many British tourists explore the
possibility of last minute holidays according to href="www.onthebeach.co.uk/">On the Beach, the UK’s
leading online travel agency. The company found that 68 per cent
more people searched for such trips in June than in May. On the
Beach says that summer is the perfect time to take off on a last
minute trip to sunny destinations in Europe.

Alistair Daly, Marketing Director of On the Beach, says: “In
June we saw a significant uptake in the amount of people
investigating and purchasing last minute trips to a variety of
destinations - the Mediterranean was particularly popular as many
of our customers focused on href="www.onthebeach.co.uk/destinations/balearics">trips to
places like the Balearic Islands, the Canaries and Malta.”

On the Beach offers a wide variety of last minute holidays to
destinations in Europe, many of which allow Brits to take advantage
of significant deals. The company advises potential travellers to
focus on weekday flights and avoid href="www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Schoolslearninganddevelopment/SchoolLife/DG_4016103">
school holiday periods in order to find the most affordable

Daly concludes: “The summer is a great time to head off on
holiday, yet many Brits this year put off booking to the very last
minute. This is a great idea as providers are slashing prices and
there are some truly great deals to be had. Though the economic
recovery is well underway, our customers still want to stretch
their money as far as possible - href="www.onthebeach.co.uk/l/last-minute-holidays">last
minute holidays are one of the best ways to do this without
compromising the quality of your trip.”

About On the Beach:

Founded in 1995, On the Beach is one of the UK’s leading online
travel agencies carrying over 500,000 passengers every year (ABTA
K0813). On the Beach provides value for money flights and hotels in
the world’s most popular beach holiday destinations. On the Beach
provides consumers with a huge selection of travel products, from
50 million available seats, more than 30,000 hotels around the
world, insurance and in-resort transfer partners. Customers can
book online at href="www.onthebeach.co.uk">www.onthebeach.co.uk
or by calling the UK call centre on 0870 606 07 08.

As the expert provider of DIY beach holidays to the UK market,
On the Beach is so confident of its industry leading position, it
offers a market leading price match guarantee for its customers. On
the Beach will refund the difference if a lower price is found for
the same product on any UK website*.

*Offer applies to exact product match

For more news and great deals follow href="twitter.com/onthebeachuk">@OntheBeachUK or join
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Contact Information:
Jamie Wortley
On The Beach Limited
Spectrum House, Towers Business Park
Wilmslow Road
M20 2SE
jamie.wortley at onthebeach.co.uk

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