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Britons 'delaying holiday plans'

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More than half (56%) of Britons are delaying their plans to take flights to foreign destinations until the autumn or later, following forecasts of a hot summer in the UK, according to a new poll by online travel agency

The cheaper cost of off-peak breaks is also prompting Britons to plan a later-than-normal holiday.

The survey of 1,092 British holidaymakers found that 8% are postponing their holiday so as to get enough time to save up money for it.

However, 43% said they had already booked their holiday.

Chris Brown, co-founder of, said: "The recent spout of warm weather here in the UK has obviously made many people optimistic about the impending British summertime and many obviously want to stick around to make the most of the good weather."

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