Vacation bookings up as rain comes down
Holiday bookings in the UK have shot up as the rain just keeps coming down.
As flood warnings across the country mark the wettest day of the year, Virgin Atlantic’s bookings have jumped by 37 per cent compared to 2011.
Exactly where are water-logged Brits setting their sights? The Caribbean, inevitably, as consumers seek a location in the sun far away from the months’ worth of rain predicted to hit the UK nowadays.
The upcoming bank vacation and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is also believed to have driven up demand for trips abroad, adds the Telegraph, with LowCostHolidays.com reporting a 60 per cent raise over last year. “Majorca is proving to be the main destination for men and women over the jubilee week,” the travel web-site told the newspaper. “Other preferred destinations consist of Florida, the Algarve and Turkey, exactly where demand rose by 55 per cent”.