Spain is popular for Easter Holidays

Spain is popular for Easter Holidays

Currency concerns aren’t deterring British holidaymakers this Easter. Despite sterling reaching a 16 month low against the Euro last week, meaning in-resort costs will be higher than last year; Europe is still the number one choice of holiday destination for British families, with Spain set to be the most popular with sun-seekers this Easter.

Similarly, despite the pound falling to its lowest level against the dollar for nearly three years, flight searches to the US are up by 27 per cent, making it the second most popular holiday destination this Easter, according to new research by online travel search site, Skyscanner.

With 1.5m holidaymakers  expected to jet out of the country this Easter, other destinations in the top five include euro hotspots France, Italy and Turkey, all of which will see a large number of Brits descend to more sunny shores.

Skyscanner's Victoria Bailie said: "It's interesting to see that the wider economic issues are having little impact on British holiday choices, suggesting that destination comes first and cost second.

“Our data shows that British families are as determined as ever to jet off to their favourite destinations, rather than seeking out cheaper alternatives where their pounds will stretch further.”

The findings are backed by a Skyscanner survey which found that 58 per cent of travellers said they would find a way to get away this year, regardless of their financial situation, while two fifths of families plan to spend more this year on their holidays.

Skyscanner expects 29 March to be the most popular date of travel this Easter, with London airports expected to be the busiest, as hoards of families pack up and jet off to enjoy a much needed break.  

For those yet to book their Easter getaway, Skyscanner data shows good availability for flights to many destinations in Spain, with return flights available for less than £150.

For those who have still to book their Easter getaway and looking to make their pounds stretch that bit further abroad, Egypt and Gambia could be good choices for a week in the sun, with sterling stronger this year against the local currencies, up eight per cent  and 11 per cent respectively.                                                 

Top 10 most popular destinations for British families this Easter

1. Spain

2. United States

3. France

4. Italy

5. Turkey

6. Portugal

7. Cyprus

8. United Arab Emirates

9. United Kingdom

10. Egypt      

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