(Luton, UK – 3 May 2017) Holiday company Monarch has increased its hold luggage allowance from 20kgs to 23kgs on all beach package holidays* this summer. With two- thirds of people weighing their luggage to ensure they are within their allowance, the extra 3kgs will be very welcome.

Customers will be able to pack even more holiday essentials now that they have an additional 3kgs. A recent survey** by the holiday company delved into the packing habits of Brits to ask what they would use their extra 3kgs for. Results showed that 25% of people will choose to take an additional pair of shoes with items such as towels, more handbags and toiletries a popular choice. A few of the more unusual items which may now get popped into the suitcase include a beach umbrella, a beach chair, a guitar and a toolbox! And the extra weight will certainly come in handy for tea-loving Brits – the survey revealed that more than 65% of customers take teabags with them on holiday.

Ian Chambers Monarch’s Chief Commercial Officer said: “We are continuously reviewing our product offering and looking at how we can improve the holiday experience for our customers. We know that increasing our standard luggage allowance from 20kg to 23kg will be very popular with our customers and be a key reason for customers to book their holiday with Monarch.”

“Customers can enjoy packing for their holiday knowing they have the convenience of the additional 3kgs for hold luggage teamed with Monarch’s generous hand luggage provision – meaning customers can pack their teabags in both hand and hold luggage – just to be safe!”

Confirmation of the change will be sent directly to all customers entitled to the new allowance. Customers travelling home from Turkey will have their allowance increased by an additional 3kgs (26kgs in total) on their return flight to allow for the carriage of electronic items that cannot be carried in the cabin.

To book please visit http://www.monarch.co.uk

 

* only applies to beach package holidays. City breaks have option to increase hold luggage allowance

** Survey of almost 3000 Monarch customers in April 2017

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