Thomas Cook summer bookings are filling up fast

by Emily DUNBAR on May 26, 2010

As half-term break approaches quickly, families are gearing up to head off for the weekend in search of sunny, warm weather.

Those heading for Europe’s most popular tourist destination with Brits, Spain, could be in for a treat as everyday prices in the coastal country have come down. According to industry experts, the Canary and Balearic Islands, and Mainland Spain are among the cheapest hotspots in Europe at the moment.

Currently, Brits on holiday can enjoy a three-course meal on the mainland for just £8.85 per head. Half the cost of present prices in Portugal or Greece. In fact, prices have dropped in holiday destinations across the board with Egypt and Tunisia down since last summer. At the moment, travel giant Thomas Cook says Goa is the best deal for the money.

As Sex and The City gears up for release this weekend, fans of the show and films can follow in the girls’ footsteps and head down to Morocco for a holiday. This year, the popular country is being heralded as much more affordable. Daily costs in the country are at £23.76 compared to an average of £31.17 last year.

Ian Derbyshire of Thomas Cook says that the pound as come back to the strongest its been this year compared to the euro. This, he adds, gives Britons more incentive and cash in eurozone resorts over the summer. Thomas Cook says it has already filled 65 per cent of its capacity for summer. It claims that bargains will be harder to secure the later it gets particularly over the school holidays.

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