Price comparison website dealchecker.co.uk can reveal that UK travellers are already looking to take advantage of the extra four-day weekend afforded to them by the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend this June 2nd.
Patriotism is low on the agenda as UK travellers holiday search patterns for early June indicate a desire for guaranteed sunshine away from home. Spain and in particular Malaga take the lead as a preferred destination for a short break during the Jubilee weekend.
Although it was the stand-out destination for customer enquiries, Malaga isn’t the only Mediterranean destination Brits are eyeing up for their long weekend. Flights to Faro, Alicante, Majorca, Tenerife, Bodrum and Ibiza also proved popular with visitors to the website, dealchecker.co.uk say this could mark the start of a new trend for British travellers.
Mark Attwell, managing director for dealchecker.co.uk, comments: “Malaga has been an enduringly popular holiday destination for many years, but on long weekends the tradition for Brits is more often a UK break. The luxury of four additional days off this year, brought about by the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee seems to be tempting us into jetting abroad rather than staying at home.”
Attwell continues: “The dwindling cost of flights to Mediterranean destinations has been inviting more and more holidaymakers to head to the Med for their holidays, from long two-week stays to shorter jaunts for some weekend sunshine. As prices for flights and accommodation continue to drop, we foresee that more travellers will be choosing to spend their long weekends in exciting overseas destinations rather than staycationing.”