Spain reigns for British holidaymakers

Bookings made by partner agents of luxury operator Classic Collection Holidays, have revealed that whilst Spain looks set to be the most popular destination once again this year, hot spots across Greece could enjoy a bumper year, with bookings of holidays showing significant year on year growth.

According to research of sales made during the busy January period, Spain and Greece are the first and second most popular destinations respectively. Destinations across Italy are also proving popular this year, with the operator seeing an increased demand for holidays to destinations across the country, such as the Amalfi Coast and the lakes. There has also been a dramatic increase in bookings of holidays to the Portuguese island of Madeira. Hotly tipped to become a major hot spot amongst British holidaymakers for several years, Croatia completes the top five list of the most popular destinations this year.

Egypt is also set to become a major hot spot once again this year, with destinations such as Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada and Marsa Alam, all proving popular amongst sun-seeking British holidaymakers. Booking data revealed the destination as an emerging destination for 2020, following the announcement from the company in October last year, which saw it lift its restrictions on flights between the UK and the Egyptian resort.

Alex Gavalda, director of product and supply at Classic Collection Holidays commented: “Long-haul demand has been strong since launch for our growing range of product. We have also seen an increase in demand for premium cabins, along with higher hotel room categories.”

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