1 in 5 wait until the last minute to book their holiday

1 in 5 wait until the last minute to book their holiday

One in five people are booking their holidays just five days before they stay, according to a survey undertaken by hotel booking specialists hotelbook.com.

It is thought that the reason for this is because more and more people are looking for better deals and are waiting until the very last minute to do so.

The results, provided by hotelbook.com, also suggested that many people often book their flights early to secure a lower price but choose to wait until closer to the travel date to secure accommodation at discounted rates.

Helen Unwin, Marketing Manager for hotelbook.com said: “Even in key holiday periods we see customers waiting until the last moment to bag themselves a good deal on their hotel booking, especially in cities where customers have plenty of choice.”

The hotelbook.com website is the official website of the independent traveller offering 6,000 hotels in around 2,000 cities around the globe.


Utilising a search system that allows for fast easy access, hotelbook.com allows the user to find a hotel in the right destination at the right price. A list of 30 different search options allows users to pinpoint the perfect combination of amenities.

Coupling this access with a variety of tools allows for easy finding and booking of hotels with unbiased listings, worldwide coverage and competitive rates. Hotelbook.com provides accurate, detailed information on each hotel with rate information that’s both clear and complete.

Hotelbook.com is a website developed and marketed by Pegasus Solutions, the leading global provider of hotel distribution, sales and marketing solutions.