27 September 2016

Turkey tops with UK holidaymakers

Despite the political and other difficulties experienced by Turkey through 2016, the country has turned out to be the most popular package destination with UK holidaymakers, according to travel retailer Holiday Hypermarket.

Research by the company showed the country attracting a healthy 10pc of all bookings, followed by Majorca, Cyprus, Tenerife and Ibiza.

For those that have the luxury of being able to holiday outside of school holidays, the research shows the Spanish mainland is still proving very popular, in particular Spain’s ‘Golden Coast’ Costa Dorada, outranking the likes of Cyprus and Portugal this year, with its strong appeal of attractions, waterparks and safe, shallow waters.

All-inclusive holidays make up a substantial 60pc of both advance and last minute bookings as the most popular choice of package, for travellers looking to squeeze the most value out of their holiday.