3 December 2012 - With the number of people heading overseas for the Christmas or New Year period topping three million, according to ABTA figures, it’s an extremely busy time for airports. However, those looking to bag a bargain, maximise cheap shopping opportunities and make their money go further may be disappointed by excess baggage fees or missing luggage warns Send My Bag, the supplier of affordable baggage shipping services.

With one in 45 bags going missing and excess baggage shipping fees ranging from £10 to £30 per kilogram, Send My Bag’s door-to-door luggage shipping service might be an attractive option for those looking to minimise the hassle and stress of travelling at this busy time, or those taking presents with them on their travels to see loved ones this Christmas.

Adam Ewart, Send My Bag founder, said: "I find the numbers of people travelling at Christmas and New Year staggering. Airports can be stressful places – and even more so at busy times. Nothing is more upsetting than losing luggage or being charged extra on an outbound or return journey if you’ve been overzealous on the shopping front. Add to that the time incurred in waiting around at the luggage carousel and then having to get to your destination with bags in tow – it can be a real headache! With many low-cost airlines now imposing excess baggage fees, cheap flights can soon become anything but cheap."

Adam also says Send My Bag’s service is perfect for shipping Christmas gifts to loved ones abroad, for that personal touch at a reasonable cost. "With so many people now having family and friends all over the world, sending gifts can often be an expensive option, so people may opt to send vouchers or cash. However, shipping carefully-wrapped, personally selected or handmade gifts is something many would still like to do. Send My Bag’s services can provide that option cost-effectively," Adam added.

Adam founded Send My Bag in response to the growing number of passengers requiring reliable and cost-effective baggage shipping, and appeared on Dragons’ Den seeking funding to expand the business further. Although he didn’t secure an investment from the dragons, Loughshore Investments backed the Northern Ireland-based tech start-up. Send My Bag’s services are growing significantly in popularity among travellers and students who travel with extra luggage and receive packages from home – as well as adventure sports holiday enthusiasts looking to ship golf clubs.

For further information about Send My Bag’s services and advice on avoiding excess baggage fees, please visit www.sendmybag.com.


For further information please contact Georgina Dunkley, Kirsty Shaw or Victoria Harris at Punch Communications on +44 (0) 1858 411 600 or email sendmybag@punchcomms.com

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About SendmyBag

Tech start-up Send My Bag was founded by entrepreneur Adam Ewart to provide a simple and cost-effective online door-to-door baggage service. Originally aimed at students, the service is now available internationally. For further information please visit http://www.sendmybag.com


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