Polls

Monday, 18th August 2014

Three quarters of British holidaymakers slam airport security

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Tweet Only 22% have complete confidence in the process and staff British holidaymakers are cynical and dissatisfied with stringent airport security rules, with a mere 25% saying they believe it completely necessary and effective. Independent research commissioned by Holiday Extras, found that passing through airport security is rated one of … Read more

Monday, 3rd March 2014

Destination Red Carpet!

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Tweet Brits inspired by celebrity travel, reveals survey by Holiday Extras  –       Nearly a third of Brits voted Lewis Hamilton as the most travelled celeb of 2013 –       33% of Brits dream of a holiday in the Seychelles –       ½ of Brits (49%) would sit next to Michael Palin on … Read more

Monday, 16th December 2013

Brits travel lighter this Christmas!

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Tweet Christmas abroad and luggage restrictions mean fewer and smaller presents More than half of Brits said holidaying abroad would impact gift-giving 40% of men aged 18-30 buy fewer presents 15% of men aged 18-30 buy smaller presents According to a new survey from Holiday Extras more than half (53%) … Read more

Friday, 26th July 2013

High anxiety: Brits find holiday build-up distressing

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Tweet 94% of UK holidaymakers claim to be stressed before departure Jetting off on holiday should be the easiest thing in the world. However,  according to recent research by Holiday Extras, a combination of worries about the journey, anxiety about passports, flight delays and uncertainty over excess luggage fees, spoils … Read more

Wednesday, 24th April 2013

Thrifty Brits’ tips to keep the holiday budget under control

A relaxing start to the half-term holiday

Tweet The season of Bank Holidays opens out the potential for the whole family to enjoy a holiday together. Great news!  However, many households will be concerned about the holiday budget as wages struggle to keep up with the cost of living. A recent Holiday Extras survey of over a … Read more

Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Passengers oppose in-flight Wi-Fi charges

In flight Wi-Fi

Tweet The latest survey from Holiday Extras confirms that airline passengers are not prepared to cough up any extra for a Wi-Fi service during their flight. A resounding 84% of the over four thousand travellers surveyed stated that they would rather go without than shell out more. 25% of these … Read more

Thursday, 21st February 2013

Brits on holiday throw caution to the wind

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Tweet Holiday Extras recently asked customers whether they would be put off by an adverse piece of news coverage at their chosen holiday destination. And the survey revealed that holidaymakers pay less attention to warnings about their safety than expected. Over a half of intrepid men said that trouble in … Read more

Tuesday, 12th February 2013

Flying first class to Paris is the most sought after Valentine’s getaway

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Tweet   New poll shows that the old favourites still top the love stakes  this Valentine’s Day Flying first class has topped the wish list for 60 per cent of women who are dreaming of a luxury getaway this Valentine’s Day, according to a national poll by Holiday Extras. The … Read more

Monday, 4th February 2013

Brits gear-up for winter driving conditions

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Tweet The latest survey of over 2,000 Holiday Extras customers asked how they prepared their cars for the wintry weather. And, it turns out that we Brits are getting wise to making the most of driving in severe weather conditions.   25 per cent of men have their car serviced … Read more

Friday, 4th January 2013

Car boot is the new garden shed

Ten per cent of car owners are evidently raring to jet off on holiday at the drop of a hat, leaving suitcases at the ready in the trunk.

Tweet Almost a quarter of Brits sheepishly admit that they use their car boot for storage, despite the disadvantage of higher fuel consumption. * A new survey by the market leading travel add-ons company HolidayExtras.com, reveals that 42 per cent of men choose to weigh the car down with tools, … Read more