Thousands of British tourists go to the Mediterranean every year for cheap deals. This rainy summer has forced the British to leave England to seek some sun abroad. There were a lot of great tour operator offers as demand was quite high.
Top destinations offering cheap vacations are Greek Islands, Cyprus, Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh, Tunisia, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Spain, Portugal, Luxor, Maldives, Goa, Mexico and Kenya, Caribbean and ski resorts such as Andorra, Sweden and others.
Travel-related websites also had record hits in June and July. Brent Hoberman, founder of lastminute.com, says, "More people are booking their last-minute vacations. Bad weather is obviously a factor this summer, but people are also just more confident they will get the best deals if they leave it late." still the most popular destination for last-minute bookers in search of the sun. Destinations like Turkey and Bulgaria offer better value for money. "Turkey is really the biggest success story in recent years," Mr Tipton says. "It went from about 100,000 visitors a year to over a million." (Anabell Fallon, 2004, Independence on Sunday)
Greece is also one of the most famous destinations for British travelers. Greece attracts over 16 million tourists annually. The country has been an attraction for international visitors because of its rich and long history, due to its great Mediterranean coastline and beaches, mild climate and fantastic cuisine. There are plenty of cheap holiday packages to Greece from all British airports, mostly to the Greek islands, most notably Crete, Rhodes, Corfu and Zante.
There are several ways to find cheap holiday deals that fly from British airports. The late 1950s and 1960s saw the emergence of cheap package holidays, which combined flights, transfers and accommodation and provided the opportunity for the British to travel more frequently at reasonable prices. However, in recent times, an increasing number of travelers have been avoiding vacations and instead traveling with low cost airlines such as Easy jet, Ryan air and BMI Baby and booking their own accommodation.
The need for the British to flee more often in affordable rates and the rise of the Internet has changed the way travelers seek holidays. Many people have now become travel agents in their home and book their vacation directly from the Internet at cheaper rates.
"Barnsley's Gerrard thinks she can save £ 800 on vacation by booking her alone and supports that she gave up the package because she knew it would never be cheaper" (Marianne Lueck, 2005, BBC News).
Another revolution of cheaper holidays is dynamic packaging. Thomson launched a concept called "dynamic packaging" where customers can book their flights and accommodation separately. It was a major change for the travel industry and promoted the sale of all the cheap deals included. There are many travel agents in the UK who offer dynamic packaging mainly through websites and teletext channels. Yourholidays.com ltd is one of the reliable travel agencies in the South of England. They provide inexpensive all-inclusive holidays, cheap accommodation only or offers for flights only, city breaks, ski holidays across Europe, and cheap long-distance holidays.