Half Term Destinations

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Seemingly around faster than ever, half term is upon us and it usually throws up some surprises as to what destinations we prefer to go to.
But no this year, the choice appears to be pretty similar to those summer places we chose. Last summer you might remember we shunned Spain and many other places in the eurozone and opted for Egypt and Turkey in much greater numbers. Still Spain was the top destination. This time we have done the same. A Spanish destination is top but there have been lots more people heading away to Sharm El Sheikh and Dalaman.
According to Co-op. Travel last year, Majorca was the top destination, this year it is Tenerife. But Tenerife is pricier for a family than Majorca so what this may show is that the price conscious end of the market is the one that has been hit and those whose incomes are more secure have opted for renowned sunny destinations where climate is virtually guaranteed. In Dalaman in Turkey, outside the eurozone, prices are at their most competitive for some time and they proved to be the second most favoured option just in front of Egypt’s Sharm.
According to the Co-op, the other thing that might have influenced people this year was the lack of last minute bargains. Those who might have gone at the last minute may have stayed at home.
Egypt and Turkey are having a bit of a boom. Is this a trend or just a blip due to the economic times? We might have a better idea when figures from Thomas Cook, Thomson and First Choice appear or will they show that the old favourites still have appeal?

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