Travellers from Cardiff fork out £1,003 on summer holidays


Cardiff (06 June 2016) – Cardiff residents will be forking out on their summer holidays this year, with the average person spending £1,003 on their summer holidays, according to new research by shopping website with a heart, Give as you Live.


When asked about how much they plan to spend, a third (31%) of Cardiff residents said having enough money is the hardest part of booking a summer holiday, while 17% thought deciding where to go is the most difficult choice. Overall, women (38%) were more likely to feel having enough money is the hardest part of booking a summer holiday, compared to men (30%).


Among those that will book a summer break, the average spend in Cardiff will be £1,003 below the national average of £1074.40 per person on their summer getaway.


Greg Hallett, Managing Director, Give as you Live commented, “We need to remind Brits that booking a small getaway need not break the bank, there are deals out there that can cater to every budget and can up the feel good factor by giving back to charity.”


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A family of four will spend an average of £1,074.40 per person on an annual break – the equivalent of two and a half months’ pay after tax, based on the average permanent wage of £26,411 in the UK.*


Among cities in the UK, Glaswegians are the biggest spenders among us, splashing £1,922.97 per person on summer breaks, and reporting 24% of spend more than £5,000 on their summer holiday.


While many cited having enough money or choosing where to go as a holiday challenge, those in Birmingham (15%) and Nottingham (21%) say getting time off work is the hardest part of booking a summer holiday.


Greg Hallett, Managing Director, Give as you Live commented, “We all need a well-earned summer break, and British families are certainly splashing out for their getaways. While most holidays are worth every penny, sites such as can lower the burden by helping you find great deals and book leisurely trips through travel companies such as, Expedia and British Airways. The best part? You’ll also raise money for your chosen charity when booking.”


These results come from a survey by Give as you Live of more than 1,000 consumers across the UK, who were asked about their summer holiday plans.


Every purchase bought via Give as you Live, generates a percentage of the purchase value which is donated to the charity of the shopper’s choice. This all happens at no extra cost, as Give as you Live makes the donation on the shopper’s behalf from the commission paid by the retailer.


To date, Give as you Live has helped to raise over £7 million for UK charities. Every registered UK charity can benefit, and more than 4,000 online retailers are taking part, including Tesco, John Lewis, Selfridges,, and many more.


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