Holidays: Britons ditch Turkey, Spain & Portugal in October for new British favourite

Holidays: Britons ditch Turkey, Spain & Portugal in October for new British favourite

Turkey, Spain and Portugal were popular holiday spots with Britons earlier this summer. However, all three countries soon recorded a dip in interest as they were removed from the travel corridor list. Now, Britons are looking at other destinations to bask in some winter sun.

She said: “Turkey looked like it would be Brits’ most popular destination for the end of season.

“But the government’s decision on October 1 (to put it on the 14 day quarantine list) put paid to that.

“People are reading up on which destinations don’t have UK quarantine restrictions and opting to travel to them instead of their usual favourites which the government is now advising against travelling to.”

Ms Coulthurst explained that Britons would normally be heading to typically popular destinations this time of year but that instead they are heading to other locations.

These are the most popular half term searches/where people are looking to head for half term, in the last week:



Cyprus (coronavirus test required)





Madeira (coronavirus test required)

Cuba (only parts of Cuba accessible)

Antalya (quarantine on return to UK)

These are the top ten most booked destinations in the last week for any late October travel:

Paphos, Cyprus

Kiotari, Rhodes, Greek Islands, Greece

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Lampi, Kos, Greek Islands, Greece

Faliraki, Rhodes, Greek Islands, Greece

Kardamena, Kos, Greek Islands, Greece

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Oludeniz, Dalaman, Turkey

Trianta, Rhodes, Greek Islands, Greece

Bahia Feliz, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Published at Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:19:44 +0000