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More people could book last-minute Isle of Wight holidays

Fri 9 Jul 2010

More people could book last-minute Isle of Wight holidays

Tourists could decide to take a last-minute Isle of Wight holiday, because on-a-whim travel decisions are increasing.

This is the view of VisitEngland, which stated that during 2010 so far, more and more people are deciding late about their holiday destinations.

James Berresford, chief executive of the official tourist board for England, explained that hotels around the country have reported a significant increase during April and May in the number of people making reservations at the last minute.

It is expected that this trend will continue throughout the summer, Mr Berresford added.

"There are always bargains to be had in England and visitors can find lots of two-for-one and kids-go-free deals," he said.

The VisitEngland chief executive made his comments after research from TripAdvisor indicated that a large number of Britons looked to book a holiday in the aftermath of England's World Cup defeat at the hands of Germany.

In the 24 hours after the match, the website saw a 41 per cent rise in the number of searches from UK internet users.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-19882313-ADNFCR

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