2011 News - Holidays - Spain is named top selling destination for Monarch as ‘Biggest ever Sale’ draws to a close

24 01 2011

As Monarch’s ‘Biggest Ever Sale’ draws to a close, Spain and the Spanish Islands have taken the top spot as UK holiday maker’s favourite destination for Summer 2011, with Majorca and Tenerife leading the way.

Overall, Monarch package holiday bookings to Spain and the Spanish Islands are up 110% compared to the same time last year and whilst the most popular destinations being booked are Majorca and Tenerife, it is Almeria, Ibiza and Fuerteventura that have the seen the biggest increase in demand, with bookings up 1100%, 361% and 233% respectively. 

Cyprus is also once again proving a summer holiday hotspot for the Brits with bookings up 165% compared to the same time last year.  Further afield, Florida is making a strong comeback as top long haul destination with bookings currently up by 38% vs last year.

Commenting on the strength of Monarch bookings for Summer 2011, Hugh Morgan, Managing Director of Tour Operations for the Monarch Group said, “Monarch’s Biggest Ever Sale has certainly hit the spot with customers this month and overall we’ve seen holiday bookings increase by a stunning 51%.  Bookings for Spain and the Spanish Islands were strong in Summer 2010, so the increased demand that we are seeing this year is phenomenal and proof that the Brits love affair with all things Spanish continues.”

Monarch’s Biggest Ever Sale continues until 31 January 2011 and there are still thousands of discounted flights and holidays available to book via www.monarch.co.uk.  Bargain flights to Spain start from as little as £33 one way including taxes and charges, whilst seven night self catering holidays to the Spanish Islands are available to book from only £109 per person including flights*. 

Monarch operates scheduled and charter flights from a number of UK airports, including Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester.  Scheduled flights operate to destinations throughout Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Turkey and Gibraltar, whilst charter services operate worldwide.  In addition to flights, Monarch also now offers a huge range of great value holidays, accommodation options, car hire and travel insurance, all of which can be booked via monarch.co.uk.

For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, please visit www.monarch.co.uk.

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One way Monarch flights to Malaga, Alicante, Majorca and Menorca are available from only £33 one way including taxes and charges

Menorca, £109pp – depart Manchester on 09 June for a seven night stay at the 3 diamond rated Los Lentiscos apartments in Cala ‘n Forcat, Menorca.  Priced at £109 per person to include return flights and seven nights self catering accommodation, based on four sharing.  Monarch Holidays – 0871 423 8642 – www.monarch.co.uk

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