Yorkshire Workforces Stretched as Locals Boost the Bank Holiday Break

Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England -May 6th 2013: Crowds flock to Weston-super-mare on Bank Holiday

Workplaces across the region are sure to have felt the strain this week, as almost half of Yorkshire folk are thought to have extended the Bank Holiday with additional leave.  

According to a poll by the travel extras specialists HolidayExtras.com,  44% of Yorkshire people look to make the most of bank holidays by booking additional days and boost the long weekend.

Among the variety of reasons for extending the break, a fifth of locals simply want to rest and relax. Meanwhile, an adventurous one in ten take the opportunity to travel abroad with those aged 35-44 proving most likely to take a trip away during their time off. A productive 6% of people book the time to indulge in a DIY binge, a choice more popular with females than males in Yorkshire.

Unfortunately, one in ten people miss out on the chance to add additional days to the bank holidays because their savvy workmates snap up the calendar spaces before they get the chance.

Ant Clarke-Cowell, Communications Director at Holiday Extras, said:

“While we sympathise with those holding the fort this week, we’re delighted to see that so many local people are making the most of the bank holiday and the opportunities it provides.

“During peak times like this, we’d strongly advise using services such as Meet & Greet parking or Security Fast Track passes so that you can really make every second of your holiday count. This will also help you to start your trip smoothly and make the whole holiday better.”

Holiday Extras is the UK’s market leader for travel extras. For more information please visit www.holidayextras.com or call 0800 1313 777.



Notes to editors

*Results based on a Google Survey with 501 respondents from Yorkshire in May 2016.