Package Holidays

Transport written question – answered on 13th October 2011.

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Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many package holidays were booked in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11; and how many and what proportion of such holidays were sold by (i) tour operators and (ii) airlines.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

The Office for National Statistics has reported that:

(a) In 2008 45,531 holidays abroad were taken by UK residents. 17,914 of these were inclusive tours or packages.

(b) In 2009 38,492 holidays abroad were taken by UK residents. 14,507 of these were inclusive tours or packages.

(c) In 2010 36,422 holidays abroad were taken by UK residents. 14,257 of these were inclusive tours or packages.

There are no data for the number or proportion of package holidays sold by tour operators or airlines.

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