Consumer concern over post-Brexit travel has contributed to sending Easter holiday package prices tumbling.
TravelSupermarket claims to have uncovered median price cuts of as much as 24% on Easter breaks over the same time last year.
Package holidays are available from as low as £108 per person for a family of four during the Easter school holidays for a week’s three-star self-catering to destinations including the Spanish mainland, Algarve, Malta, Majorca, Ibiza and Corfu.
Brexit travel concerns and a renewed interest in destinations including Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt may be why family package holidays this Easter have dropped in price, according to the holiday price comparison site.
The firm’s travel commentator Emma Coulthurst said: “If you searched really carefully for Easter holidays last year, there were some deals from under £200pp but they were few and far between.
“The very best three-star deal we could find last year around the same time in advance was £698 for a family of the four to the Algarve.
“For this Easter, it is not hard to currently find well-reviewed holiday bargains to family-friendly resorts on the Spanish mainland and in Ibiza and Majorca, Portugal, Malta and Corfu for under £500 in total for a family of four, which is virtually unheard of for the school holidays and just shows you how much more affordable it is to holiday abroad this year. The weather is also likely to be better as Easter falls a lot later.”
She added: “These price drops of up to 24% compared with last Easter and other last minute discounts are likely to be down to renewed competition from eastern Med destinations such as Egypt and Turkey as well as some Brits holding back on booking a holiday while there is still a lack of clarity with Brexit.
“One thing we are noticing is a continued increase in searches for all-inclusive holidays; perhaps as a reaction to currency volatility over the last couple of the years.
“The one destination noticeably missing from the top ten most affordable list this Easter is Turkey.
“With a resurgence in holidaying there, prices have crept up again and as more Brits holiday there, correspondingly, package holiday prices to many resorts in Spain and Portugal have headed southward.”
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