Let’s fly away
According to our latest research, short breaks accounted for over 20% (20.02) of all travel quotes conducted on site in the last 12 months. And of the options available, short breaks to Europe accounts for over half (55%) of all short breaks (trips of 4 days of fewer) quoted for on site. Interestingly, short breaks within the UK came in second place highlighting the growing popularity of the staycation.
Furthermore, we can see from our research that some months are more popular for city breaks than others. Based on the number of quotes we received on site since April 2015, we can see that the most popular month for European city break travel was May, closely followed by June and April. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there are fewer people keen to take a short break in the colder months with some of the fewest visits occurring in December, November and February.
And whilst all of this shows the popularity of the humble city break, what’s also reassuring is that many of you are insuring yourself while you’re off exploring. And why wouldn’t you? Our data shows that it costs on average just £7.51 to insure yourself for a three day trip to Europe, and just £9.02 if you’re away for four days. And it’s even cheaper for those of you off an romantic break, as a three day trip for a couple costs on average just £9.14, or £11.04 if you’re away for four days.