Those catching ferries from Liverpool to Dublin
may include a number of smart consumers who know how to save cash.
A survey by Sainsbury's Travel Money revealed that nearly half of Britons are seeking to avoid the extra cost of flying imposed through air passenger duty.
While some people would change their flying routes to try to connect via cheaper airports as departures from London cost more than the likes of Amsterdam, Madrid or Paris, around 12 per cent said they would avoid flying altogether.
For many, the ferry is an obvious alternative to reach overseas destinations and those going to Dublin can arrive directly at one of the most interesting parts of Ireland to visit.
Irish minister for transport, tourism and sport Leo Varadkar recently suggested non-British tourists travelling between the UK and the Republic of Ireland could benefit from the creation of a common travel zone, such as exists on the continent between countries such as France and Germany.
Posted by Andrew Smith