Travelmatch: Brits Book Early as 2012 All Inclusive Holidays Heat Up

By Travelmatch, PRNE
Sunday, May 22, 2011

LONDON, May 23, 2011 -

Travelmatch has found that British travellers are already booking their
all inclusive holidays for 2012; the online travel specialist says that
people are booking early to take advantage of significant discounts, and that
the trend points to the continued growth of the all inclusive market.

Online travel specialist Travelmatch ( has
found that its British customers are booking all inclusive holidays
especially early this year, with many already making arrangements for 2012.
The company observed that people have begun searching for next year's trips a
full two months earlier than last year.

According to Travelmatch this trend owes to the savings available to
people booking early; 2012 holidays to the Greek Islands (,
Spain and other warm destinations can now be purchased at significant
discounts. has also observed a significant increase in the number
of Brits interested in all inclusive packages - 25 per cent of people looking
for 2012 holidays searched for such trips. This figure is significantly
higher than the same period last year. Independent research also attests to
the popularity of all inclusive trips: GfK Ascent (, a research company, found that these packages
account for 37 per cent of the UK travel market.

Alex Francis of Travelmatch comments: "In the past few months we have
seen a marked increase in the number of people looking to book their trips
well ahead of time. This makes sense as many households are tight on money
and it is a very good idea to book all inclusive holidays for 2012
( now
when the rates are low."

Francis concludes that all inclusive holidays are becoming much more
popular thanks to their affordability. He states: "People are increasingly
opting to book all inclusive packages; this is also related to savings as
these trips are significantly cheaper than other options. This is leading to
some interesting changes in the market as companies like First Choice opt to
only offer all inclusive holidays. Clearly British tourists are drawn to this
type of trip, given the savings available this is no great surprise."

About Travelmatch:

Travelmatch is a new travel discovery engine that helps inspire customers
by matching their requirements to a wide range of holidays, hotels, flights,
cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike other travel sites, customers are not
required to choose a destination, date or budget before they can begin
searching. Customers are able to make informed decisions by exploring photos,
user reviews, maps, events and activities and other fun things relevant to
their chosen travel product., which closed its
first funding round in 2010, is based in Notting Hill, London.

Contact Information: Alex Francis, Press Officer, Travelmatch, press at, Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LQ, Tel: +44(0)20-3384-5830

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