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More UK flight passengers book stays at airport hotels

There has been a surge in the number of airport hotel bookings

There has been a surge in the number of airport hotel bookings in January after a number of travellers’ plans were affected by the unusually cold weather.

This is according to new findings from HolidayExtras.com, which revealed a 19 to 68 percent increase in airport hotel bookings between January 5th and 11th compared to the same time last year.

Commenting on the average 44 percent increase over the course of the week, David Stratton, the website’s head of sales, said that many stressed passengers had been forced to book a stay in an airport hotel because the bad weather had caused cancellations to a number of flights.

A room in an airport hotel tends to start from £35, with a number of passengers choosing to stay in one in order to check-in on time the following morning.

Separate HolidayExtras.com research published last month revealed that almost half of British holidaymakers are reluctant to tip while on holiday.

Some 58 percent of men admitted to feeling uncomfortable with parting with money they didn’t have to spend, compared to just 39 percent of women.

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