Tuesday, July 30, 2013

HEATWAVE HITS UK LATE BOOKING MARKET

UK tour operators this week reported a 20% fall in late bookings with many people deciding to stay at home to make the most of the good weather.

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - July 18th, 2013 - The heatwave in the UK has led to a flurry of late deals and 101 Holidays has picked some of the best, all departing in July or August, with up to 44% off brochure prices. If you're planning ahead for the autumn winter, see the 101 Holidays websites for 100′s of holiday recommendations.

August: 30% off Italian Lakes
A week's half-board at the 3-star Hotel Antonella in the picturesque Italian lakeside resort of Malcesine costs just £549 per person (saving £236 pp) including Gatwick flights on 10 August with Inghams.
Late July: 44% off family holiday in South of France
A week's half-board at the Riviera Beach Club on the Cote d'Azur costs just £2,096 (saving £1,648) for a family of two adults and two children aged 2-11 with Esprit Sun. The self-drive deal includes ferry crossings, wine with dinner, a free boat trip and free kids club sessions. The resort has two pools, tennis courts, beach volleyball and free fitness classes.
August: 16% off luxury Isle of Wight
A week's self-catering at luxury Niton Barns costs just £1,071 for a family of four (saving 16%) departing on 2, 16 or 23 August and including car ferry crossings with Wightlink. The beautiful 5-star converted barns are located in the village of Niton, a short drive from Ventnor and the south coast beaches.
All summer: 20% off French chateau
Simply Chateau has 20% off a selection of large rental properties in France including Manoir De La Gauguinier in Normandy. It sleeps nine and costs £251 (saving £50) per person per week in July and August.
August: 42% off Greece villa with private pool
Vintage Travel has big savings on villas in August including a week's rental of Rosepetra (sleeps 4) on the lovely Greek island of Kefalonia for just £1,395 (saving £855) for the week beginning 20 August. The week beginning 27 August is just £1,295 (saving £955). The villa has air-con, private pool and fabulous sea views. Return flights and car hire are extra.

About 101 Holidays
Launched in January 2009,101 Holidayswas named by The Times as one of the year's 10 Hot Websites. It has already been shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards, and picked up a Travel Pioneers award from Travolution magazine for “outstanding innovation”. It's been featured in newspapers and magazines including The Observer, The Guardian, The Times, National Geographic, The Daily Express, The Independent and others. Most recently 101 Holidays was listed in The Times' Top 50 Travel Websites for 2013.

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