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This year as has seen a ‘growth in bookings’ and many will book a summer holiday after Christmas

by LLB staff reporter
19th Dec 23 2:57 pm

According to a new survey the majority of consumers are planning to book a holiday for summer 2024 before the end of Spring.

A poll commissioned by financial protection scheme Atol, said that 51% said they will book a summer break and 27% said they will book from June.

After Christmas holiday bookings tend to surge within days which can be the busiest period of the year for travel companies.

Andrew McConnell, spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority, which runs Atol, said: “This year has seen growth in bookings, driving holiday reservations back to pre-pandemic levels.

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“While unfortunately we have seen several smaller organisations go out of business this year, Atol financial protection has provided reassurance by assisting people to get home if they are already abroad or allowing them to make a claim for a refund if they are yet to travel.

“We know from our research that people are already planning their next overseas trip, so before consumers take the holiday plunge, they should use our ‘check for Atol’ tool to see if their holiday provider holds an Atol licence.

“By booking an Atol-protected holiday, they know they can then relax, knowing they won’t be left out of pocket should anything happen to their travel firm.”

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