Summer holiday bookings soar: 2023 break sales nearly a quarter ahead of pre-pandemic comparisons
Holiday companies are reporting a jump in the number of sun-starved Britons’ breeding plans for next year.
According to Julia Lo BueSaid, chief executive of Advantage Travel, Britain’s largest independent travel agency group, summer 2023 holiday sales are almost a quarter ahead of pre-pandemic comparisons.
“There is a large market that has savings, has not traveled for several years and would like to,” she said.
Sun-starved: Summer 2023 break sales nearly a quarter ahead of pre-pandemic comparisons
Lo Bue-Said added that nearly a third of those who took annual vacations before the pandemic have not traveled since and would like to do so.
All-inclusive packages are becoming increasingly popular among those whose budgets are squeezed by rising energy and food bills.
Zoe Harris, chief customer officer for vacation retailer On The Beach, said bookings for all-inclusive trips are up 30 percent.
Turkey is gaining popularity as the pound strengthens against the lira. Next year it will probably overtake Spain as the top destination.