British holidaymakers anticipating a month of showers made Europe's sunniest spots their most popular short-break destinations in April according to figures released by Cheapholidaydeals.co.uk, t he UK’s leading holiday price comparison website (PCW).
Costa del Sol and Ibiza shone in the top 10 of searched for short break destinations, at the expense of traditional favourites including Budapest and Amsterdam.
Spanish resort Costa del Sol was April’s sixth favourite hot spot for breaks under six nights according to Cheapholidaydeals.co.uk, leaping 11 places from March. The Balearic island of Ibiza jumped 17 places as the sunshine season kicked off, taking eighth position ahead of Venice, Dublin and Tallinn.
Greek resorts saw their popularity boosted in April for holidays over six-nights long, with Crete, Zante and Corfu climbing the list of researched packaged holidays.
Liz Faherty, Cheapholidaydeals.co.uk director of business development said: “After months of cold and damp weather Brits are turning to the short-haul beach destinations for a quick, tan-topping break.
“Resorts which have traditionally been the preserve of one- and two-week holidays are now being considered for long weekends as British travellers become adept at hunting down fantastic deals on the internet.”
Cheapholidaydeals.co.uk is the UK’s leading holiday price comparison website (PCW), comparing over 30,000 short break prices and 300,000 package holidays from companies including Thomson Holidays, First Choice Holidays, Thomascook.com, Travelocity.co.uk and Virgin Holidays.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Cheapflights is the world’s largest travel price comparison service, operating Cheapflights.co.uk, Cheapholidaydeals.co.uk, Cheapaccommodation.com, and Cheapflights.com in the USA.
The company invented travel price search-and-compare functionality on the internet in 1996. Today, Cheapflights’ users search through over one million travel bargains from over 700 ABTA and ATOL bonded travel companies, airlines and accommodation providers. Users click through to their chosen supplier to book.
Cheapflights drives over £750 million of travel product sales in the UK each year, and in January 2005 recorded four million unique users across its price comparison websites (PCWs).
Cheapholidaydeals.co.uk is the UK’s leading holiday price comparison website (PCW). The site offers access to over 300,000 package holidays from companies including Thomson Holidays, First Choice Holidays, Thomascook.com and Virgin Holidays. Users can also compare prices from over 30,000 short break bargains.