Online travel agent Directline Holidays reports package holiday bookings are up for summer 2013 following a surge of last minute bookings as holidaymakers snap up reduced price holidays, many with discounts of up to 50%, caused by Britain’s heat wave.
“The Shore is OPEN,” the official tourism website of New Jersey touts, assuring tourists that the Sandy-battered coastline is back up and running after months of recovery. As parts of the East endure the fourth heat wave of 2013, tourists are flocking to New Jersey’s coastline to cool off in the ocean and enjoy newly reconstructed parks, water rides and concessions.
The latest quarterly online search da[style=caption]ta from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, reveals the search term ‘last minute holidays’ accounted for almost 3% of a total of 4.4 million searches made on Google UK for holidays, in May.
People in the north of England are spending almost £200 more than their southern counterparts on their holiday this year - according to research* released today by lastminute.com. With house prices in the south of England up more than twice that of the UK as a whole, and typical London house values hitting an all-time high of £318,214, the cost of southerners’ homes may be affecting their time away.
Passenger numbers at Copenhagen Airport were up 4.8% in June. A total of 2,329,956 passengers travelled through Copenhagen Airport during the first month of summer, the busiest month ever at the airport. The year-to-date increase in passenger numbers is 2.2%.
The number of Brits planning to take their car abroad over the next 12 months has increased by a third (33%) in just three years, according to new research from Sainsbury’s Bank car insurance. Around 8.5 million Brits (23% of drivers) plan to drive abroad this year yet many could inadvertently break the law if they don’t know the rules of the road in the country they are visiting.
It’s official, summer is finally here as temperatures are expected to rise into the nineties this weekend across the country and in true British style Britons are packing their bags and hitting their nearest beach according to new data released today by Travelodge.
Americans will be sky-bound this summer when they take a vacation but will tend to stay stateside, according to a survey by John Hancock. Eighty percent of those surveyed said they plan to travel for pleasure this summer, up from 77 percent in the summer of 2012. Of those who plan to travel during this summer, half (49 percent) plan to tour a U.S. city. About one-third is headed to the beach, and 22 percent plan an international destination. Those who aren’t taking a trip this summer plan to do so at another time.
UK consumers made 1.7 million searches online for cruise holidays in May, reveals a new independent “Cruise Sector Report – Issue 1”, published by award winning digital marketing agency, Greenlight. Seemingly, the negative publicity suffered by the sector following on from a succession of incidents – from the Costa Concordia disaster, the engine room fire on the Carnival Triumph to the Carnival Legend’s propulsion failure, has done little to deter holiday makers from considering cruise vacations.
As a direct result of California’s Proposition 8 being struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, business for ChicGayHoneymoons.com, the bespoke luxury travel company that focuses on chic romantic getaways and sophisticated honeymoons for lesbian and gay couples, has surged overnight with a number of new trends emerging.