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Lead time between holiday booking and departure in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2017

This statistic illustrates how far in advance United Kingdom (UK) travelers planned their holidays between 2014 and 2017. Overall, only a small proportion of respondents reported planning their holidays less than a month in advance. In 2015 close to a third of respondents planned their holidays 3 to 4 months in advance and 16 percent booked theirs 2 months in advance.

How far in advance will or have you book(ed) your main holiday?

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Release date

February 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2014 to 2017

Number of respondents


Special properties

UK adults; nationally representatitive sample according to age, gender, region and social grade

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

* Number of respondents in 2017.
Surveys are conducted in January of each year with around 1,000 UK adults.
Figures for 2014 taken from BDRC's Holiday Trends 2016 report.

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