January 31, 2013
predictions for holidays in 2013
• Canary Islands feature in top five lists for both summer and winter breaks
• 4.5 million people have visited their website since Christmas to catch a glimpse of advanced deals for 2013 holidays
recent surveys discovered, many people decided to stay in the UK in 2012. For many this was the unfortunate result of the country's economic woes while for others it was simply in response to iconic events happening on home soil.
The dawn of a new year means change though. And although there are not too many exciting events on our shores in 2013, thankfully economic predictions are looking more positive. Rather than getting out the crystal ball, the leading travel agent polled more than 2,000 people to put together their predictions for holidays over the coming years.
The complete package
There are plenty of cheap
waiting to be snapped up by lucky holidaymakers.
surveys predicted that
will be the top city destination of the year and they've got plenty of offers to help make this the case. A romantic break in
, visiting the Louvre and the Eiffel tower, is perfect for couples both young and old.
will be near the top for winter getaways. Searches are up by almost half (40%) for trips here and with everyone wanting to get away from the terrible British weather
guarantee sun on a budget.
In addition to these top locations,
also predicts that some destinations will be so versatile that they'll entice both winter and summer travellers. Featuring in their top 5 lists for both summer and winter breaks, the Canary Islands are one spot which is sure to get its fair share of travellers this year.
research, searches for these islands are up 17% on last year. Whilst Tenerife is likely to remain the most popular of the three islands,
expects its sisters to lessen the gap as searches for Lanzarote holidays have grown by 13%.
The early bird catches the worm