If you’re away on your summer break or you have just arrived back, you, along with many other Brits have enjoyed the sun and relaxation in the most popular week of August.
www.sunshine.co.uk have revealed that the week commencing August 18th 2014 is the most popular week for Britons to be abroad on holiday.
The online travel agency revealed that Benidorm, Sharm el Sheikh and Marmaris are the most popular destinations for breaks taken during this time.
Most popular destination for Brits travelling between 18-24 August 2014:
1. Benidorm (Spain) – 11%
2. Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) – 9%
3. Marmaris (Turkey) – 8%
4. Playa de las Americas (Tenerife) - 7%
5. Costa Adeje (Tenerife) – 5%
6. Puerto del Carmen (Lanzarote) -5%
7. Albufeira (Portugal) – 3%
8. Puerto Rico (Gran Canaria) – 3%
9. Costa Teguise (Lanzarote) – 2%
10. Playa del Ingles (Gran Canaria) – 1%
Chris Clarkson, Managing Director of sunshine.co.uk, said: “Booking trends are always important for us to monitor, so that we can ensure that we supply the best offers available to our customers during the most popular times. The streets may be a bit quieter soon with so many Britons off on their holidays, but with the school summer holidays now in full swing it’s easy to see what the week of August 18th was such a popular one for bookings.
“It would appear that the classic holiday destinations for Brits, such as Benidorm, are still highly popular with our customers, whilst the slightly further afield destinations, such as Sharm el Sheikh, are constantly growing in popularity. Hopefully, the recent warm weather will continue for those stuck in the UK unable to go away!”