Increase in Summer Holiday Bookings

London Stansted Airport

With predications from the Met Office that August is set to prove something of a damp squib, holidaymakers hoping for a cost-effective holiday at home are turning their sights overseas in search of summer sun.

Temperatures across Europe are topping 40°C, prompting sun-starved Brits to make last-minute bookings. Travel agents have seen a increase in business of up to 30% in the last two weeks alone, with destinations such as Romania, Turkey and Morocco proving as popular as seasoned favourites Spain, Cyprus, Greece and Portugal.

Mark Souter, head of airline relations at Stansted Airport is anticipated the summer exodus: "Stansted is a perfect choice if you're looking for a late break, whether a weekend or a longer holiday. We have airlines flying to 150 destinations this summer so why not log on to and click on the Look and Book icon to find your perfect holiday."

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August 7, 2009

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