New research from Admiral Travel Insurance reveals that ‘hidden’ or unexpected charges could add a huge £1,083 to the cost of a holiday this summer.
This is the price a family of four could pay on top of their air fare and accommodation on ‘hidden’ extras such as luggage fees, reserved seats, car parking, car hire extras and passport renewals.
As the cost-of-living crisis hits, Admiral reveals that one in three (32%) Brits are worried about the cost of travelling abroad this summer.
Whilst half (54%) of holidaymakers say that hidden holiday costs are annoying but accept they are part of travelling abroad, a quarter (24%) say these hidden costs put them off travelling abroad or feel it's just not an option. Nearly a quarter (22%) of holidaymakers think that companies that hide additional costs should face consequences.
In a bid to reveal the true cost of holidays this summer, the insurer collected data from across the travel industry4 about a range of ‘hidden’ costs that many holidaymakers may not budget for and found these could amount to £1,083 for a family of four. For a couple these costs could total £670, and a solo traveller could fork out £360 on these unexpected expenses.
The new research reveals that holidaymakers could face a range of extra costs before they even get to their holiday destination. A family of four could pay an average £252 on flight-related extras including hold luggage (£67), reserved seating (£78), infant charges (£44) and onboard snacks (£63).