Travellers 'attracted by flight savings'

12 November 2009 13:28

Travellers 'attracted by flight savings'

More and more people are choosing to fly indirect to their holiday destination as such journeys could prove cheaper, it has been pointed out.

According to the International Air Transport Association, those who have less busy schedules and can therefore choose between a wider choice of flights are "responding to price incentives" and taking indirect flights.

A spokesperson from the group noted that for places such as Dubai, saving money on such flights is "one of the biggest marketing strategies" used.

Findings from Cheapflights.co.uk showed that nearly 50 per cent of people said that the main reason they chose to take indirect flights was to save cash.

As well as this, 32.7 per cent noted that having a stopover in the middle of a flight could allow people to have a "mini-holiday" on the way to their main getaway destination.

While essential travel insurance, accommodation and spending money may be more difficult to cut back on for Brits, taking an indirect flight may prove to be a great way of reducing holiday spend.

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