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

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 nation’s 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

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.