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'Flurry of bookings' after bad weather

13 August 2009 07:46

'Flurry of bookings' after bad weather

Travel firms in the UK have seen a last minute surge in bookings as people in Britain realise that this summer could be dismal, it has been reported.

According to the Association of Independent Travel Operators, after seeing some good weather earlier in the year, people had begun to believe that the British summer could boast pleasant weather and made the decision to stay at home.

However, Brits are now "panicking" and rushing to find last minute deals so they can soak up the sun overseas, said a spokesperson for the group.

Ian Bradley pointed out that countries such as Greece, Cyprus and Turkey could offer Brits good value for money.

When searching for a holiday, Brits could find it useful to set a budget of a maximum spend before they book a break, to make sure that they have sufficient cash for travel insurance, airport taxis and other holiday expenditure.