The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) has said it expects six million holidays to have been booked by people in Britain by the end of January.

The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) has said it expects six million holidays to have been booked by people in Britain by the end of January.

No doubt fed up of the cold weather and the lack of things to do after Christmas, 200,000 people a day are currently looking ahead to summer and booking breaks, likely to include holidays to Thailand and Australia.

The boom in bookings is also partly due to the fact that many airlines are offering significant discounts, saving families hundreds of pounds.

An Abta spokesperson said: “Our research has shown that the last thing people give up is their holiday and there are some extraordinary deals out there at the moment. January is a big month and with all these offers it looks like being a busy month.”

Meanwhile, a recent poll by Travelzoo found that British people are among the most prepared in Europe when it comes to organising holidays, booking on average three months in advance.

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