A survey of over 2,000 UK adults by Monarch Airlines, revealed on Monday that over half of all breaks the British have booked for 2015 (58 percent) are for trips to sunny Spain out of season — “more than three times as many as its closest rival destination, Greece” which took second spot with 17 percent.
“This research into 2015’s holiday plans show that our customers will be enjoying some seriously relaxing breaks this year,” Ian Chambers, Head of Retail and Online at Monarch Airlines said.
“Spain’s popularity amongst those looking for sun, sea and sangria is as strong as ever, and with Greece being the second most popular destination for 2015 it’s no wonder that our new Greek routes are in high demand.”
According to the survey, the most popular months for travel are outside of the school summer holidays, with almost half of those surveyed (45 percent) booking a break in September, followed closely by getaways in May (32 percent) and June (31 percent). Only one in five of those polled were planning to travel in the traditional peak season of July (20 percent) or August (23 percent).
Also, over two thirds (68 percent) of holidaymakers book hotel accommodation over a villa or apartment.
British holidaymakers voted that the most popular amount of spending money to take on holiday is a sizeable £400-£500 per person (18 percent), with a lucky 12 percent taking over £1,000 as holiday spends.
Where Britons will holiday this year
2) Greece – 17.2%
3) Portugal – 16.1%
4) Americas – 13.8%
5) Italy – 12.5%
6) Turkey – 12.2%
7) Cyprus – 11.7%
8) France – 9.1%
9) Egypt – 6.4%
10) Croatia – 5.3%