Brits grab early holiday deals on Christmas Day, says On the Beach

The UK’s leading online travel agent; On the Beach, saw a massive surge of bookings on Christmas Day, with thousands of Brits heading online to grab themselves a holiday bargain for 2013.
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Dec. 26, 2012 - PRLog -- Holidays replace traditional turkey in online booking frenzy  

The UK’s leading online travel agent; On the Beach (, saw a massive surge of bookings on Christmas Day, with thousands of Brits heading online to grab themselves a holiday bargain for 2013.

The online travel agent witnessed a significant surge in the number of visitors to its website yesterday evening, with a significant spike at 6.23pm on Christmas Day.

Booking data reveals that sun starved Brits were still frantically surfing the web and booking holidays for next year, as sales during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were up a massive 55% compared to the same time last year.

With forward bookings of 2013 holidays already well above last year, one in three holidaymakers appear to be taking extra caution with their finances and securing holidays with just a deposit, opting to spread the cost of their holiday over a period of several months.

Early indications show Spain will remain the most popular holiday destination in 2013, continuing to welcome millions of Brits to its sunny shores. Turkey and Portugal are also firm favourites for next summer as Brits fervently jet off to warmer climes following 2012, one of the wettest years on record.

Alistair Daly Chief Marketing Officer at On the Beach comments, “We usually see a surge of bookings on Boxing Day, but with many high street retailers kicking off their sales earlier than usual, more people than ever before started booking their holiday for next year on Christmas Day. ”


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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 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
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