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 but the main findings of their 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.’
Package Vs. DIY
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 we have long known at Not Just Travel – when you book through our travel consultants, 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. This means if anything goes wrong, you are protected and looked after, and you have someone working on your behalf to organise any refunds or reschedules that are needed.
Not Just Travel also includes Covid-19 cover in our travel insurance, to give extra peace of mind. You can read all about it via the link below.
Speaking about the findings of the Which? report, Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel, said:
“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.
“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.”