Nearly two million Brits have booked a last-minute holiday deal this summer, new figures have revealed.
Despite the increasing population of staycations, figures from independent financial advisor Moneybasics.co.uk indicated that 1.8 million booked a last-minute getaway in July.
What’s more, the study showed that a further 4.6 million are considering jetting away because of the miserable summer weather.
That is regardless of the fact that Britain is still paying off £2 billion in debt carried over from holidays taken in 2008.
However, while many people are turning to last-minute flights, the research also indicated that importance of shopping around for the best deals on hotels, insurance, car rentals and other such items.
In fact, moneybasics.co.uk warned that people booking flights to Spain, Turkey and Mexico could see their holiday costs rise by as much as 140 percent if they are not savvy in their choices.
Flybe recently said that the trend for last-minute mini-breaks was encouraging more people to book flights to Edinburgh for this year’s fringe festival.