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The price comparison website experienced a 102 per cent increase in traffic during July 2007, compared with 2006 figures, total visitors to the site during July, were just below 400,000.
UK holidaymakers are turning to the web to find the best holiday deals available, according to dealchecker.co.uk. The price comparison website experienced a 102 per cent increase in traffic during July 2007, compared with 2006 figures, total visitors to the site during July, were just below 400,000.
The biggest growth area was for 'holidays' where traffic was up by 375 per cent, suggesting that consumers are really coming to terms with the huge array of package and 'do-it-yourself' package holidays available on the web. The next biggest increase was for flight only traffic, which was up by 50 per cent year on year.
Managing Director for dealchecker.co.uk, Alex Saint said, "This is an unprecedented growth for us, although this time of year is often busy for late bookings the figures revealed a sharper growth than originally predicted. Much of our July traffic was linked to bookings made for August and September suggesting the UK population wanted to escape the lack of summer we experienced this year."
Dealchecker.co.uk offers consumers a virtual travel shop window giving holiday makers the chance to easily compare a range of online travel products from top travel websites. In addition to price comparison search, every week dealchecker's travel experts handpick the 20 best travel offers available on the web. These deals are displayed on the site and emailed out to a subscriber list of over 110,000 people. The deals, known as the 'Real Deals' reflect the true cost of the holiday including any booking fees, taxes and charges that may apply.
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