Where are you going this Easter?

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From ABTA comes a summary of where we are going these Easter holidays.

Tunisia is proving popular this Easter. This is the Yasmine Marina

But because Easter is so very late this year and it isn’t long until the May bank holiday, it says that many people are booking nine days off work in order to enjoy a two and a half week break.

It says that research shows that over three million people will be making the most of the back-to-back Bank Holidays by taking a trip overseas or enjoying a long staycation.

It says that about 23% of the population plan to take a holiday over the Easter period and 26% of these are either taking annual leave themselves between Friday 19th April and Monday 6th May, or are travelling with someone who is.

Travel companies report Florida, New York, Vietnam, Israel, the Maldives, Japan, Mexico and Dubai among some of the most favoured destinations over the Bank Holiday period. 

Popular destinations closer to home include Majorca, Turkey, mainland Spain, Egypt, Tunisia, Cyprus, Malta, Madeira and that perennial favourite – the Canary Islands. Bulgaria is also proving popular.

But the UK is also seeing people taking staycations. The Lake District, Edinburgh, York, London, Llandudno, Bournemouth and Newquay all in demand, ABTA says.

It thinks that many people – perhaps including some of those who have been wary of booking due to Brexit   – are also expected to use the Easter weekend to plan their Summer holiday now that it is pretty much certain that all current arrangements for travel will remain as they are today. For example, Pet Passports will still be valid and, should they need it, UK travellers will still be able to access state medical care in EU destinations through their European Health Insurance Card.

Bournemouth beach
and so is Bournemouth

If you are considering a summer holiday, ABTA says that there are excellent value breaks left in the Canaries, Spain, Portugal, France, Greece and Italy. Travel companies are also reporting that cruises are proving a popular choice for a family holiday. 

If you are still concerned about the impact of Brexit go to abta.com/Brexit.

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