TravelSupermarket reports Turkey summer bounce back

TravelSupermarket reports Turkey summer bounce back

Antalya in Turkey has emerged as the fastest growing summer sun destination for families this year.

Tenerife is revealed as the most popular family destination, while Corfu is the most affordable.

Three Turkish resorts appear in the top 15 fastest growing destinations for summer 2018 – Antalya, Marmaris and Dalaman – as the country bounces back from political upheaval and terrorism.

The data was complied from searches on holiday comparison website TravelSupermarket.

Year-on-year increases in searches for family holidays were recorded for areas of Spain, Bulgaria, and Greece, as well as the Dubrovnik Riviera, Croatia this summer.

However, searches for the Canary Islands, the Algarve and Menorca are down, despite Tenerife remaining the most popular destination for family holidays.

A total of nine of the top 15 most popular destinations are in Spain and its islands, three in Greece, with Portugal, Turkey and Malta also featured.

TravelSupermarket spokeswoman Emma Grimster said: “Corfu has been in the spotlight in recent years thanks to ITV programme, The Durrells which is based in the Greek Island, however, that hasn’t stopped it being a really affordable option for families this summer with three star breaks to the island available at the end of this month for just £278pp based on a family of four.

“The Costas are also proving to be great value and are a great option for families looking for tried and trusted, fun in the sun, sea and sand.”

Fastest growing destinations year-on-year:

1. Antalya, Turkey up 53%
2. Malta up 31%
3. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria up 31%
4. Marmaris, Turkey up 29%
5. Costa Brava, Spain up 25%
6. Corfu, Greek Island up 21%
7. Costa Blanca up 19%
8. Kefalonia, Greece up 15%
9. Palma, Majorca, Spain up 14%
10. Salou, Costa Dorada, Spain up 10%
11. Costa Dorada up10%
12. Dubrovnik Riviera, Croatia up 10%
13. Dalaman, Turkey up 9%
14. Ibiza up 8%
15. Sardinia, Italy up 7%

Most popular destinations for families

1. Tenerife, Spain
2. Majorca, Spain
3. Algarve, Portugal
4. Costa del Sol, Spain
5. Costa Brava, Spain
6. Antalya, Turkey
7. Crete, Greek Island
8. Benidorm, Spain
9. Lanzarote, Spain
10. Menorca, Spain
11. Corfu, Greece
12. Rhodes, Greece
13. Salou, Spain
14. Malta
15. Ibiza, Spain

Most affordable beach holiday destinations this summer (based on median price per night):

1. Corfu – £58.33
2. Lloret de Mar – £62.88
3. Alicante – £63.14
4. Nerja – £64.89
5. Malta – £65.07
6. Sorrento – £66.10
7. Alvor, Algarve – £66.14
8. Faro, Algarve – £67.19
9. Fuengirola – £67.24
10. Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria – £67.43
11. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria – £68.90
12. Sicily – £69.24
13. Benidorm – £69.71
14. Salou – £69.71
15. Malaga – £70


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