Its unheard of in the UK to get so used to the warm weather that you can plan BBQs more than a week in advance and leave the house without a jumper or coat. We’ve all become European, dining outside, regularly swimming in the sea and sunbathing in our own gardens. 2018 recorded one of the UK’s warmest Junes since 1910, and Britain’s longest heatwave isn’t showing any signs of letting up either, despite some cooler days in mid-July.
So, with all the tropical weather, and with so many fantastic places to visit in the UK, how are holiday companies faring? The combination of the heatwave and fantastic effort from our football team throughout the World Cup has hit holiday companies hard. At one point in early June you could bag a self-catering holiday departing on July 10th to Turkey with return flights and transfers for £117 from a well-known holiday company. That’s cheaper than a train ticket from Manchester to Torquay on the same dates at £144!
But these prices won’t last forever, so, how can you find a bargain getaway? Well, the advice is to be prepared to fly out of non-London airports; Competition between airports in the North, for example, means flights are even better value. We’ve seen some cooler days in the last month and the weather is said to break in the next couple of days, so bag yourself a bargain when you can and extend your warm summer that little bit longer.
Here’s a selection of the offers available, the prices are correct as of 6 August and are indicative of holidays on offer. Perform your own search for the latest deals.
Easyjet Holidays: Globales Mimosa – Palma Nova, Majorca, Spain
13 Oct 2018 for 7 nights – half board. Flying from London Gatwick
Price per person £ 243.64. Includes flight and hotel
Thomas Cook: Apartments Cosmelenia – Cyprus, Nissi Bay
22 Aug 2018 for 7 nights – self catering. Flying from Glasgow
Price per person £174 (total price £521 for two adults and one child). Includes flight and hotel
TUI: Elkomi Malia, Heraklion area, Greece
17 Aug 2018 for 7 nights – bed and breakfast. Flying from Manchester
Price per person £178. Includes flight and hotel
On the beach: Guadacorte Park Hotel – Algeciras, Costa del Sol, Spain
30 Aug for 7 nights – bed and breakfast. Flying from Bristol
Price per person £251. Includes flight and hotel
British Airways: Eixample, Barcelona, Spain
19 Aug for 4 nights – Room only. Flying from London Gatwick
Price per person £297. Includes flight and hotel