One in four Brits change 2011 holiday plans, says report

One in four Brits change 2011 holiday plans, says report

One in four Brits have changed their 2011 holiday plans as a result of summer travel chaos this year, according to a new report. Of those who are changing their holiday plans to avoid travel chaos, one in three will stay in the UK for their 2011 annual holiday. One in five travellers will organise their transport and transfers well in advance and 40 percent said they will definitely research the credentials of the travel company before they book. The new research, commissioned by comparison site carhiremarket.com, also found that 21 percent of all Brits will not go on holiday at all next year. Anel Bruns, EMEA product manager at carhiremarket.com, said holidaymakers would be wise to adopt a prudent approach to holiday planning. “The only way to protect yourself financially should your holiday company or airline go bust is to make sure that the holiday you have booked is ATOL protected, ” Bruns added. “There are other bonding schemes, but make sure they include all the protection that ATOL provides.” On a more positive note for the travel industry, the online poll of over 2,000 adults found that 45 percent of holidaymakers said they will be planning their holiday as usual this year.

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