PRN: Holiday Lettings™ February Travel Bulletin: Early 2012 Booking Trends Driven by Jubilee Planning and Sunshine Escapism
PRN: Holiday Lettings™ February Travel Bulletin: Early 2012 Booking Trends Driven by Jubilee Planning and Sunshine Escapism.
Holiday Lettingsâ¢ February Travel Bulletin: Early 2012 Booking Trends Driven by Jubilee Planning and Sunshine Escapism
LONDON, February 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Demand for holiday villas, cottages and chalets on holidaylettings.co.uk grew by almost 30 per cent in January 2012 year on year. Consumer choice in this arena also continues to grow with more than 56,000 options now available in 8,304 destinations worldwide.
Well known destinations draw the volume of enquiries from those seeking reliable climate in the case of winter sun breaks in the Canaries. Reliable skiing conditions also take priority as Chamonix and Grand Massif appear fifth and sixth in the list of most enquired about destinations for February half term holidays.
The most commonly enquired about holiday start date in January was 2 June 2012, compared to 6 August 2011 in January last year. The opportunity to take three days off from work and secure a nine day break are sure to be driving this, thanks to the additional Jubilee Bank Holiday.
Under-the-radar destinations like Seeb in Oman, Cala'n Bosch in Menorca and Figueretas in Ibiza are attracting holidaymakers but are yet to benefit from second home investors to help boost the accommodation offering.
Within the UK, city breaks rest alongside traditional seaside haunts as favourites for February half term. London, Bath, York and Edinburgh mingle with Brighton, Newquay, Bournemouth and St Ives creating a decided split between holidays with more of an educational edge and those hoping for fresh air and relaxation by the sea.