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Summer days drifting away but Brits love those Spanish nights

13th September 2013 Print

With torrential downpours forecast for this weekend, thousands of Brits are already planning to escape the damp dreariness of the winter months with a sizzling Spanish getaway, according to Jet2holidays.

The package holiday expert has seen a recent spike in bookings to popular hotspots Alicante, Costa del Sol and the Canaries, with sales up 185 per cent on last year – no doubt because people are reluctant to say goodbye to the summer of sunshine the UK has been enjoying.

Breaks to the Canary Islands have seen a 65 per cent increase while holidays to Malaga and Alicante, which boasts a microclimate that sees winter temperatures reach up to 70°F, are seeing a massive growth in popularity with sales up 150 per cent on this time last year.

This booking surge is no surprise considering Jet2holidays was recently ranked above the likes of Thomas Cook, First Choice and Virgin Holidays in a Which? consumer report of the best holiday companies to travel with.  Sister airline also flew the flag for great value short haul airlines ahead of Ryanair, Easyjet and Monarch.

Steve Heapy, Chief Executive Officer of and Jet2holidays said:  “While the likes of Alicante, the Canary Islands and Costa del Sol have always been popular winter sun destinations it’s interesting to see just how much bookings have grown this year.  Whether a sunny UK summer has put the public in the mood for more sunshine, or if demand for a safe and secure holiday hotspot has seen increased appetite for European destinations, it’s clear that Spain is top of the wish list to cure those winter blues!”

“It’s fantastic more people are choosing a Jet2holiday and I’m sure Which’s satisfaction survey has prompted more people to consider us.  We strive to provide a quality, friendly, great value service so we’re thrilled that our customers rank us as among the very best holiday companies to book their well earned break with.”

Jet2holidays offers great value package holidays to four of the most popular Canary Islands – Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife – plus Alicante and the Costa del Sol from eight Northern airports.  Prices start from £249 per person, secured with just a £60 deposit. 

Visit to book your winter break today.

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