UK Citizens Opting For Short Break Bookings During 2009

The UK travel industry has tracked a record growth of short break bookings during 2009.

Online PR News – 30-May-2009 – – The UK travel industry has tracked a record growth of short break bookings during 2009.

UK airline bmibaby have reported that bookings for breaks of less than four days are up by more than 20 per cent year on year, between January to April 2009, in comparison to the same period in 2008.

The most popular destinations for short breaks between January to April 2009 are Edinburgh from East Midlands and Cardiff Airport, Amsterdam from Birmingham International Airport and Belfast from Manchester Airport.

Julian Carr, commercial director, bmibaby, said,

ďWe have seen a sharp increase in bookings for trips of less than four days this year. Fifty three per cent of our bookings between January and April 2009 are from people taking short trips, compared to just thirty one per cent in the same period in 2008.

ďMore passengers are booking shorter breaks, for business or leisure purposes. People are not prepared to give up the all important weekend break, and business travelers are migrating towards the low cost travel option.Ē

With so many people looking to take a short break within the UK this year, the low cost airline is encouraging travelers to book their accommodation early to avoid disappointment during peak traveling times.

With so many landlords increasing the rate per night and competition rife over the summer months, travelers donít know where to start when planning a short break away this summer.

However help is at hand with Iknow-uk an online marketing consultancy who have thousands of different types of accommodation featured on their website.

The website is split according to each area across the UK, with each site focusing on just one part of the UK to ensure that maximum coverage is achieved.

The companyís main Internet advertising websites are http://www.iknow-yorkshire.co.uk , http://www.iknow-northwest.co.uk , http://www.iknow-lakedistrict.co.uk , http://www.iknow-devon.co.uk , http://www.iknow-cornwall.co.uk and http://www.iknow-wales.co.uk .

The online marketing site is keen to expand their sites, adding http://www.iknow-scotland.co.uk , http://www.iknow-somerset.co.uk , http://www.iknow-dorset.co.uk and http://www.iknow-kent.co.uk to their site in the last 12 months.

Why choose IKnow-UK

Iknow-UK has a range of different features to help you find the perfect accommodation for your trip.

Whether you are looking for Devon hotels, such as Torquay hotels, or Weston Super Mare hotels, Iknow-UK is the best place to book your short break and we have a list of reasons why.

Wide choice available

The site features over 2,500 different types of accommodation on each of the individual advertising sites ranging from B&Bís to Holiday Cottages.

If you are planning a trip to the Northwest and are looking for that perfect accommodation for you and your fellow travelers, Iknow-northwest.co.uk can help narrow that long search for you.

With a variety of places to visit in the North West region, Iknow-UK have categorised each location to help you find accommodation close to where you need to be.

With Blackpool hotels, Liverpool hotels, Manchester hotels and Chester hotels, guests can browse through the wide selection available at their own leisure and convenience.

The website is fast, easy to use, comprehensive and informative for the customer to locate their perfect property to stay.

The advanced search engine on the site allows visitors to categorise exactly what they are looking for when staying at a property.

Guests can search under locations, types of accommodation, type, price and speciality. This ensures that the customer gets the best deal from the service and exactly what they are looking for.

Tourist Information Given

Each of the websites at Iknow-UK features tourist information in the area, allowing travelers to plan their trip with activities and days out to suit their wishes and desires.

If your short break takes you up to the Scottish highlands, iknow-scotland.co.uk cover all the main cities as well as surrounding areas on their website with a wide range of Scotland hotels for you to visit.

From Edinburgh hotels to Glasgow hotels, the website hosts a variety of information about the location of each of the properties, including what attractions nearby and transport links.

For instance, if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing trip to Scotland, iknow-scotland can direct you to a wide range of holiday cottages in Scotland which are tranquil, away from the hustle and bustle and perfect retreat after a long week at work.

Full information about all accommodation available

Each different type of accommodation comes with a detailed description of what the place is like, where it is close to, what they do and donít accept as well as pictures for you to look at, of in and outside the property.

A key feature to the Iknow-UK websites is the availability calendar situated on each of the property listings.

The calendar summarises the availability of the property to allow guests quicker and accessible information when booking their short break.

For example a trip to Cardiff may find you wondering where the best places are to visit, which suit your needs and requirements.

If itís a fun packed night in the city, or a quiet break by the sea, there is a wide selection of Wales hotels available across the country.

Whether you are looking for Cardiff hotels or Llandudno hotels visit iknow-wales.co.uk to see what all the fuss is about and whether there is accommodation available for the week you plan to travel.

A great platform to feature your property

If you are a landlord and own a property across the UK, Iknow-UK.com may be the best platform for you to advertise your business.

If you own Lake District Hotels you can advertise your property on iknow-lakedistrict.co.uk. The website can categorise your property whether it is a Keswick hotels or Windermere hotels so visitors can pin point your exact location when booking their trip.

Trusted site to advertise your accommodation

Iknow-UK has had over 20,000,000 visitors to their site and 2,000 very happy customers.

The site wants each one of the customers to succeed and provides helpful hints to improve your listing. They have friendly staff that are always on hand to help you get the most out of your advertising.

On top of this, advertisers are full in control of the content and targeting. Changes can be made to the advertisement at no cost to you and can be done at any time.

If you have a property to promote, visit iknow-devon.co.uk for further information about how to advertise your property on their website. The website features a variety of properties across various locations, including Newquay hotels, St Ives hotels and Cornwall hotels.

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITORS

The iknow-Northwest.co.uk website is part of a larger online consultancy company called iknow-uk.com.

The firm specialise in rental accommodation, providing a platform for people to advertise their properties to rent across the UK.

The companies main Internet advertising websites are http://www.iknow-yorkshire.co.uk , http://www.iknow-northwest.co.uk , http://www.iknow-lakedistrict.co.uk, http://www.iknow-devon.co.uk, http://www.iknow-cornwall.co.uk and http://www.iknow-wales.co.uk

The online marketing site is keen to expand their sites, adding http://www.iknow-scotland.co.uk, http://www.iknow-somerset.co.uk, http://www.iknow-dorset.co.uk and http://www.iknow-kent.co.uk to their site in the last 12 months.

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