Departures for July and August are higher than in previous years
Lastminute reveals British weather impacting bookings
Lastminute.com CEO Luca Concone has revealed that bookings to sun and beach destinations were up 6% in July compared to June.
It’s thought that rainy weather in the UK is causing the rise as 40% of July bookings for sunny destinations were for July departures and 32% for August. This percentage is higher than in previous years.
Concone said: “It appears that some British travellers are responding to the wet weather being experienced in the UK at present.
“Spain is still our most popular destination with 45% of July bookings, followed by Greece at 15%, whilst Turkey accounts for 11% of sun and beach bookings”.