April is the peak summer travel booking month, according to transaction data from charitable shopping platform Give as you Live.


More than 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 more than 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 nations big holiday spenders, allocating an average of £1,084 per person.

Average spend on summer holiday per person across the UK.

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Yorkshire and the Humber


Polly Gowers OBE, founder and CEO of Give as you Live said, “April is the month when most Brits get click-happy and book their summer holidays, flights and ferries online. With the average summer holiday having the potential to raise over £20 for charity in one go, Give as you Live is looking forward to a different April downpour – showering charities with money raised by savvy shopper supporters!”

For more information about Give as you Live, visit: www.giveasyoulive.com

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