When promises of a long hot summer by weathermen failed to materialise, the concept of the “Stay-cation” has sent holidaymakers in search of the sun and flocking to book a last minute vacation.
The fall in the pound and the economic downturn has made holidaying in Britain even more attractive. But that’s been made virtually impossible with the almost constant rainfall.
Although it is now officially “high season” in the resorts, favourite destinations currently being booked on the Hotelopia website include the Algarve and Ibiza. And in spite of yesterday’s bombing in Mallorca, this Balearic Island remains one of the most searched for destinations on Hotelopia, with plenty of availability and apartments starting from just £22 per person, per night.
And with news reports stating it’s actually more expensive to holiday at home this summer anyway, one thing’s for certain. It’s unlikely the British public will ever trust the weather forecaster’s predictions again!
Friday 31 July 2009 14:16 | Published by a.smith | Category: Travel News