Consumer champion Which? Finds package holiday bookings are cheaper than DIY options and offer greater protection if anything goes wrong.
We’ve been saying it for years here, but now consumer champion Which? has found that holidays booked as a package are often cheaper and offer better protection to customers.
You can read the full story on the Which? website here.
The main findings of the report were that package holidays were…
‘… likely to work out considerably cheaper than DIY bookings to the same destination while also offering much greater protection if a trip is affected by coronavirus or other disruption.’Which ? 2020 report
Which? looked at various packages (flights plus accommodation,) versus DIY options and found that in 8 out of 10 cases that the package option was cheaper.
This is something our network of Personal Travel Consultants at Not Just Travel has long known about. When you book through a travel consultant, you really do get the best deals at the best prices. But not only that, you get a concierge-style personal service as well as ATOL and ABTA protection.
That means if anything goes wrong, the customer is still protected and looked after, and having someone there working on the customer’s behalf to organise any refunds or reschedules that are needed.
Read 12 reasons why people choose to book holidays with personal travel consultants here.
‘Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been urging holidaymakers to book a package if they were considering a holiday over the summer or are looking to book for next year, given the unparalleled protections they offer if things don’t go to plan’.Co-Founder Steve Witt
‘Many people are put off booking a package because they worry they’ll have to pay more than booking their flight and accommodation separately, but as our research shows, a package could save holidaymakers hundreds on the cost of their holiday.
Not all holiday providers are equal though. Anyone planning on booking a holiday for 2021 should strongly consider booking a package with a reputable provider that has treated customers fairly in recent months, to ensure their cash is protected if something goes wrong.’Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel