Tenerife in Top 5 for holiday bookings for spring 2021
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic which has crippled the holiday market for spring 2020, April and May 2021 have become the most popular months for Britons to book package holidays and Tenerife is in the top 5 places to visit.
According to data gathered by TravelSupermarket, which revealed that the most booked destinations for next spring are Paphos (Cyprus) followed by the Costa Blanca, Orlando and Tenerife.
The holiday price comparison site also revealed that October 2020 is the most popular future departure month for package holiday searches, followed by September 2020.
Emma Coulthurst, from TravelSupermarket, said: “Who would have thought that the most popular times to book a holiday in May 2020 would be in a year’s time?”
“But that is what the pandemic is currently doing to booking patterns.
Quarantines and the current Foreign and Commonwealth Office restriction on anything but essential travel mean that people are holding back on booking for this year compared with next year.”
Here are the Top 10 destinations booked:
1. Paphos, Cyprus
2. Costa Blanca (including Benidorm)
5. New York
6. Antalya resorts, Turkey
7. Dalaman resorts, Turkey
8. Dominican Republic
“We know that there is a pent-up desire to travel. We’re seeing people searching for holidays later in the year, October is the most popular month to look for a holiday."
“As the picture becomes clearer on the exact health protocols put in place at airports and on airlines and whether our government and countries will let us travel, more people are likely to book for this year. Currently, though, we’re seeing more Britons hedging their bets on holidays next year.”
Last week, Travel Supermarket revealed that desperate holiday companies have been slashing prices by hundreds of pounds to secure bookings for winter getaways.
For Package holidays booked for the period October 1 to December 31, prices had dropped across the market between April 14 and May 14 compared to the March 14 to April 14 period. Average prices to Dubai, using TravelSupermarket searches, were down 30%; Corfu down by 19%; Majorca – 16%; Cyprus – 14%, and Tenerife – 11%.