Holidays this year may happen later than usual due to ongoing travel restrictions and bans in the UK and abroad. While most holidaymakers usually take a summer break in July and August, many are looking at September and October breaks. Holiday price comparison site, TravelSupermarket looked at the bookings made on its site over the past month to identify what the most popular future depart month is and what destinations are the best value for money.
Majorca, Malta, the Costa del Sol, Ibiza and Menorca are the top five best value package holiday spots.
Meanwhile, Lanzarote, Zante, the Algarve, the Costa Blanca and Gran Canaria make up the next five.
Those looking for self-catering may want to look at destinations in Turkey, with hot posts like Marmaris and Antalya being the best value.
Ms Coulthurst added: “We know that there is a pent-up desire to travel.
“We’re seeing people searching for holidays later in the year, October being the most popular month to look for a holiday.
“As the picture becomes clearer on the exact health protocols put in place at airports and on airlines and whether our Govt and countries will let us travel, more people are likely to book for this year.
“Currently, though, we’re seeing more Brits hedging their bets on holidays next year.”
Ms Coulthurst also said that cheap package holidays may be the best bet if you want to make sure your money remains protected.
She continued: “There are some really good prices out in the market, if you’re prepared to take the leap and book.
“It is nearly always a lot cheaper to go away at Easter than it is at May half term as a family as the weather is not as reliable but the money which you save can make it attractive.
“A package holiday is financially protected under ATOL and the Package Travel Regulations 2018.
“This means that if anything goes wrong with your holiday, you will be looked after and be entitled to your money back if the holiday doesn’t go ahead.”
The travel expert also said that while package holidays are reliably cheap and offer great value for money, people’s attitudes may change due to the coronavirus.
She concluded: “All-inclusive has been Brits’ favourite package holiday board type for a few years now.
“However, with the pandemic, self-catering options are likely to become more popular”.
Published at Wed, 27 May 2020 12:31:00 +0000