Summer holidays spring to mind for Brits: April named as THE holiday booking month

Family of four set to spend two months’ salary on a summer holiday, according to Give as you Live

25 MARCH 2014, UNITED KINGDOM
Summary
April is the peak summer travel booking month, according to transaction data from charitable shopping platform Give as you Live. Over 2,100 transactions were made with travel retailers via Give as you Live in April 2013 - collectively, raising £12,750 for UK charities. The month with the lowest amount of travel transactions is December with just under 1,600.

April is the peak summer travel booking month, according to transaction data from charitable shopping platform Give as you Live. Over 2,100 transactions were made with travel retailers via Give as you Live in April 2013 - collectively, raising £12,750 for UK charities. The month with the lowest amount of travel transactions is December with just under 1,600.

In the whole of 2013, travel and holiday bookings made by Give as you Live users raised over £145,000 for UK charities.

On average, Brits spend £860 per person on summer holidays, according to research commissioned by Give as you Live. The survey* of over 2,000 people across the UK, also found that men spend more on average at £950 per person, whereas women spend £763.

Based on the average salary of £26.5k**, a family of four spend two months of their salary on a summer holiday.

People in the North East spend the least (£675) whilst citizens in the West Midlands citizens are the nations big holiday spenders, allocating an average of £1,084 per person. 

Average spend on summer holiday per person across the UK

East Midlands - £769

East/East Anglia - £763

London - £971

North East - £675

North West - £666

Northern Ireland - £784

Scotland - £961

South East - £822

South West - £900

Wales - £1,077

West Midlands - £1,084

Yorkshire and the Humber- £848

Polly Gowers OBE, founder and CEO of Give as you Live said, “April is the month when most Brits get click-happy and book their summer holidays, flights and ferries online. With the average summer holiday having the potential to raise over £20 for charity in one go, Give as you Live is looking forward to a different April downpour – showering charities with money raised by savvy shopper supporters!”

Give as you Live is a way to help your favourite charity, just by shopping online. When consumers shop with Give as you Live, a percentage of what they spend goes to the charity of their choice, without them having to spend a penny more – as it’s the retailer who makes the donation.

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"April is the month when most Brits get click-happy and book their summer holidays, flights and ferries online. With the average summer holiday having the potential to raise over £20 for charity in one go, Give as you Live is looking forward to a different April downpour – showering charities with money raised by savvy shopper supporters!" Polly Gowers OBE, , founder and CEO of Give as you Live
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Working with all 220,000 UK-registered charities, Give as you Live enables supporters to raise funds for any charity of their choice every time they shop online, without spending a penny more. Give as you Live can unlock the ‘hidden millions’ available to UK charities through their supporters’ online shopping, seamlessly moving money from the corporate sector at no cost to the charity or general public. So far, Give as you Live has helped shoppers raise £3,878,449.90 for charities in the UK.

Participating charities can receive up to 90% revenue share and already more than 400 charities receiving over £25 per year per supporter, with almost half receiving over £50 per year per supporter, through Give as you Live. The donation shown on the Give as you Live website is always the value that the charity receives.

Give as you Live can be used with over 2,600 of the biggest online retailers, from supermarkets, to travel agents, to dating sites. In addition to the likes of Expedia, John Lewis, iTunes, and lastminute.com, the most recent retailers to sign up include ASOS, Argos and EDF Energy, with the full list available here. Taking levels of UK online shopping into account, Give as you Live has the potential to raise £2billion every year for the UK’s charities.

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