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Skyscanner finds price comes before holiday destination

British holidaymakers are making travel decisions based on price over destination, according to a new Skyscanner survey.

In the poll it was found that only 16 per cent of those planning a holiday have fixed travel dates or destinations.

Twenty-eight per cent indicated that they were “Bargain Hunters” and would “fly anywhere if the price was right”.

It was also learned in the survey that 23 per cent of the participants considered themselves ‘Wanderers’; 17 per cent were considering a destination but were flexible about when they would travel; and 15 per cent had fixed dates, but were considering possible destinations.

Barry Smith, the co-founder and director of Skyscanner, said: “The recession has turned us into a nation of bargain hunters and adventurers.”

He added: “Rather than setting our hearts on a single destination and fixed dates, more of us are now happy to take our holidays when and where we can find the best value. Brits have become more flexible and open to new destinations – as long as the price is right.”

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