Thousands of British Tourists go for cheap holiday deals to the Mediterranean each year. This rainy summer made Britons leave England to look for some sunshine abroad. There were many great offers from tour operators as the demand was quite high.
Top destinations offering cheap holidays are Greek Islands, Cyprus, Hurgada, Sharm el Sheikh, Tunisia, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Spain, Portugal, Luxor, Maldives, Goa, Mexico, and Kenya, Caribbean and Ski resorts like Andorra, Sweden and other.
Travel related websites have also had record numbers of hits in June and July. Brent Hoberman, the founder of lastminute.com says: “More people are booking their holiday last minute. The bad weather is obviously a factor this summer, but people are also just more confident that they will get the best deals by leaving it until late.” Spain remains the most popular destination for last-minute bookers in search of the sun. Destinations such as Turkey and Bulgaria offer better value for money. “Turkey really has been the biggest success story of recent years,” Mr Tipton says. “It has gone from having around 100,000 visitors a year to over a million.”(Anabell Fallon, 2004, Independent on Sunday)
Greece is also one of the most famous destinations for British travelers. Greece attracts over 16 million tourists a year. The country has been an attraction for international visitors due to its rich and long history, for its glorious Mediterranean coastline and beaches, the mild climate and fantastic cuisine. There plenty of cheap holiday packages to Greece from all British airports mainly to the Greek islands which of them most famous are Crete, Rhodes, Corfu and Zante.
There are a few ways of finding cheap holiday deals flying from British airports. By the late 1950s and 1960s cheap package holidays emerged, which combined flights, transfers and accommodation and provided the opportunity for British people to travel more often in affordable prices. However just recently a growing number of travelers are avoiding package holidays and instead are traveling with low cost airlines such as Easy jet , Ryan air and BMI Baby and booking their own accommodation,
The need for British people to escape more often in affordable prices and the growth of Internet has changed the way travelers search for holidays. Many people now have become travel agents in their own home, and book their holiday direct from the Internet in better prices.
“Gerrard from Barnsley reckons that she can save £800 on a holiday by booking it herself and supports that she gave up on the package because she knew they were never going to be any cheaper,” (Marianne Lueck, 2005, BBC News).
Another revolution to cheaper holidays is dynamic packaging. Thomson has launched a concept named “dynamic packaging” where customers can book their flights and accommodation separately. That was a big change for the travel industry and promoted the sell of all inclusive cheap deals. There are many travel agents in UK that offer dynamic packaging through website and Teletext channels mainly. Yourholidays.com ltd is one of the trusty travel agents in South England. They provide cheap all inclusive holidays, cheap accommodation only or flight only deals, city breaks, ski holidays around Europe, and low-priced long haul holidays.