Although Christmas is approaching with quick steps, a local coach firm confirmed that people in Hampshire are already dreaming of summer. Lucketts Travel has seen a huge spike in bookings for its summer getaways, with sales doubling on the day of its holiday launch last week, compared to the same day last year.
Part of the reason behind the surge, thinking the company, could be the fear of the January blues, coupled with ‘Brexit overload’.
“People are becoming more and more organised when it comes to booking their holidays. They know the January blues will hit after the fun of Christmas is over and they’re taking pre-emptive action to book their summer holidays now before that kicks in. We wonder if recent political events dominating the news also mean people are looking for an escape,” said Group sales and marketing director Paul Barringer.
Lucketts’ latest summer holiday brochure is now available, featuring many new destinations for 2019 both in the UK and Europe. Nadine Dawson, who was appointed by the coach coach company earlier this year to take its holiday offering to the next level, has put together the new brochure.
“Nadine is hugely experienced and her ability to create an exciting holiday programme has been proven with the phenomenal response to our latest brochure,” said Tony Lawman, managing director of Lucketts.
Established in 1926 and based in Fareham, Hampshire, Lucketts Travel is a family owned business which provides luxury coach hire and first class holidays and day trips to tens of thousands of satisfied customers every year.
It is largest coach operator on the South Coast, with over 380 employees, a fleet of more than 160 modern, luxury coaches, buses and people carriers. Lucketts safely transports around tens of thousands of daytrippers and holidaymakers every year. Uniquely in the Portsmouth and Southampton areas, all of Lucketts holidays include door-to-door pick up.