Zip Holidays Enters the Glooming UK Cheap Package Holidays Market
With 14 package holidays tour operators ceasing trading this year, 2010 hasn't brought very good
news for the cheap package holiday sector. Amongst names like Goldtrail, Sun 4u, Flight Options,
Blue Skies Destinations, Bond Tours, Scantours, Love holidays, The Flight Bureau, Adventura,
Finlays Skiing, Wigmore, Birdseekers and Malachite, Zip Holidays brings yet another cheap
holidays comparison tool that they think can work to provide more bookings for partner tour
London, United Kingdom, September 06, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Zip Holidays provides cheap package
holidays including all inclusive package holidays, self catering holidays and luxury holidays for families
and adventurers in 80 different holiday activity categories. Both long haul and short haul destinations
including holidays to Mexico, Dubai, Egypt, European countries, Indian ocean and far east.
The Zip Holidays' price comparison engine works on the same principle as Trip Advisor by asking users
to fill up a holiday search form and then transferring them to sites that have the cheapest fares, or
availabilities during bust periods. This provides a 100% transparent system without leaving the user
wondering if going directly to the tour operator would've saved them money.
The tool comes at a time when most tour operators in UK are finding it hard to keep their profits up with
the stronger euro against sterling and high man-power overheads in a year that has seen a 4% decline in
package holiday bookings.
"We've seen good response from tour operators who understand the role of affiliate and price comparison
sites and are helping us at Zip Holidays by providing live offers, feeds and xml data to sell, which we are
working hard to incorporate in a user-friendly format. This should be integrated and bookable this year,"
says Mark Webber from Zip Holidays.
The site provides package holidays to 99 destinations and 643 sub-destinations at the time of this release.
With people looking for more holiday ideas, Zip Holidays provides a comprehensive genre holidays
section. So if you want to go for a Golfing holiday, you will find pre-selected golf resorts from around the
world in stead of the conventional system where you need to know where you want to go for your golf
"This system not only gives travellers more choice, a better price comparison, but also a list of activities
that can be taken up while on a holiday," says Mark.
With the website constantly adding more destinations, more tour operators and still under development,
Zip Holidays is targeting profits in its second operating year.
However, in the extremely competitive cheap holidays sector, Zip Holidays will need to make sure
customers find value to keep them coming back and spread a good word about Zip Holidays. With paid
advertising draining most of the budget for most top package holidays' brands, it's all about building an
honest and transparent relationship with the holiday maker.
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