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Savvy holidaymakers booking cheap flights later

Savvy holidaymakers booking cheap flights later

Large numbers of holidaymakers are booking cheap flights ahead of the planned air passenger duty (APD) and VAT increases.

This is according to The Co-operative Travel, which revealed a 39 percent increase in the numbers of people going on a break in September and October compared to last year.

The organisation has attributed the notable rise due to the changes in APD and VAT, which will take effect on November 1st and January 4th respectively.

Cheap flights to Morocco are proving to be particularly popular, with the country recording a 39 percent increase in the number UK autumn holidaymakers.

Trevor Davis, The Co-operative Travel’s retail distribution director, said the next few weeks represent the best value for travellers wishing to make the most of their holiday budgets.

"Not only are there great deals available due to excess stock at the end of a difficult season, but also they will save up to £60 per person by taking a holiday before November 1st when the increase in APD comes into effect," he commented.

The Daily Mail reported on Saturday (October 2nd) that the rise in passenger tax will threaten Heathrow’s status as Europe’s leading airport.

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