Wednesday, 25 April 2012

April showers brings extra holiday bookings as bad weather continues

There has been some silver lined clouds for travel agents (very sorry for that one) as operators have reported that there has been a rise in holiday bookings in the sun following recent bad weather.

I can confirm that our own calls and hotel bookings have been strong for April, especially after such a balmy March. Virgin Atlantic also concur with this and have revealed that bookings have increased by 37 per cent compared with April 2011 with Caribbean destinations especially popular.

Greg Dawson of Virgin Atlantic said: "Britain's bad weather has created a flood of passengers eager to fly to sun-soaked destinations such as Barbados, St Lucia and Antigua."

For those lucky enough to have some job security now could be a good time to book holidays as prices are competitive, there are also extra bank holidays due to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics could also make many people travel out of UK if they live in areas which will be swamped with fans.