Top 2021 holiday destinations for Brits – surge in bookings for Majorca, Costa Blanca and Dalaman
BRITS may be in lockdown, but that hasn't stopped a surge in summer holiday bookings, with beach breaks in the Mediterranean proving a popular choice.
Top hotspots that are being booked in the region include Majorca, Tenerife, Costa Blanca and Dalaman, a district and town on the southwestern coast of Turkey.
That's according to On The Beach, who have revealed their best-selling destinations between Christmas and the first week of January – as the nation headed into lockdown.
Most of the bookings are for March, April and May this year, suggesting that Brits are hopeful of a lift in restrictions by early spring.
The vast majority have booked for a week-long break, with longer trips of ten days or more proving less popular, likely due to the uncertainty around travel.
The travel company has a number of deals in their January sale, across holiday hotspots like Spain, Turkey and Dubai.
These include a stay at the kid-friendly resort Club Mac Alcudia from £450pp, based on two adults sharing, travelling from Bournemouth on June 3.
Guests at the hotel get unlimited access to Alcudia's fantastic Hidropark located opposite, with kamikaze slides, multi-lane racers and a wave pool.
There are a number of deals at other destinations too:
- Seven-night Tenerife holiday from £497.50pp – book here
- Seven-night Costa Blanca holiday from £321pp – book here
- Seven-night Dalaman holiday from £531pp – book here
- Seven-night Dubai holiday from £645pp – book here
Holidays are currently banned for the whole of England until mid-February under a tough new coronavirus lockdown.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement yesterday evening, in a bid to curb a surge in infections that is threatening to overwhelm the NHS.
But there is considerable confidence from both the Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the head of the vaccine task force Kate Bingham, that we will be able to go on our summer holidays this year.
Ms Bingham had told Radio 4: “My gut feel is that we will all be going on summer holidays. It is likely that those people most at risk will be vaccinated through to April, and then the [Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation] and the Department for Health will then consider how to broaden out the vaccinations to other adults.
"I think by the summer we should be in a much better place to get on planes."
Mr Hancock told the Commons: “I do have high confidence that the summer of 2021 will be a bright one without the sort of restrictions that made the summer of 2020 more restrictive.
"I’ve booked my holiday. I’m going to Cornwall.”
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