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4pm, Friday - that's the optimum holiday-booking time, according to Holidaysplease
Staff could be in hot water as most Brits book their holidays during office hours
Holidaysplease provides a range of indulgent yet competitively priced luxury holidays aimed primarily at couples, with honeymoons being a particular speciality.
The company's Travel Advisors are some of the most dedicated and experienced in the business as they give their mobile and even home phone numbers to customers. Also many stay up until 11pm at night and work during their own holidays to service customers' requirements. For example, one Travel Advisor worked up until 11pm to confirm bookings even though she was due to fly out on a personal holiday to Brazil the following day. Furthermore, a look at booking statistics over the last 12 months has revealed certain patterns amongst its customers:
• Almost all holiday bookings take place during office hours (9am - 5pm)
• 4pm is the most popular time to book a holiday, followed by 11am and 3pm jointly
• Friday is the most popular day to book a holiday, followed by Monday
• Friday 29 July 2011 has been the most popular day to date for bookings - perhaps customers were keen to get away from the phone hacking scandal which was headline news at the time?
• Other popular dates for bookings have been Monday 28 March (the day after British Summertime started) and Friday 28 October (the day before British Summertime ended)
Here are just a few of the winter holiday options that are available with Holidaysplease:
Alluring Antigua – from £1,575 pp (saving £289 pp)
Blue Waters is a Colonial-style resort tucked in to Antigua’s northeastern corner, with a selection of secluded beach coves, seven freshwater pools and a range of bars and restaurants. Activities include tennis, watersports and spa treatments such as water lily wraps and West Indian head massages. Available 16 January – 23 April 2012, prices start from £1,575 pp (two sharing – a saving of £289 pp) including flights (London), private transfers and seven nights’ b&b. Book by 31 January 2012.
Langkawi Luxe – from £2,269 pp (saving £1,230 pp)
Overlooking the turquoise Andaman Sea, the Four Seasons in Langkawi has two pools (one with deluxe private cabanas), a spa offering Asian fusion treatments and dining options that include beach barbeques lit by torch light. Available 19 February – 31 March 2012, prices start from £2,269 pp (two sharing – a saving of £1,230 pp) including flights (London), private transfers and seven nights’ half-board. Book by 16 February 2012.
Escape the tech in The Maldives – from £2,599 pp (saving £375 pp)
Visit Angsana Ihuru for total relaxation. Staff tend to guests’ every need and facilities range from Maldivian swings on the sand to exclusive spa treatments and a variety of delicious dining options. The resort’s sheltered reef is also home to pods of dolphins, baby black tipped reef sharks and turtles. Between 28 January – 31 March, prices start from £2,599 pp (two sharing – a saving of £375 pp) including BA flights (London), private speedboat transfers and seven nights’ all-inclusive in a beachfront villa. Book by 6 February 2012.
A full press release and factsheet will be available shortly. For further information, contact Holidaysplease on 0845 365 65 65; http://www.holidaysplease.co.uk
ENDS – 7 December 2011
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