Summer holidays 2024: Demand for holidays booms post-election with top destinations including Turkey, Cyprus and Canary Islands - see TUI's best late deals

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The demand for holidays has boomed since the General Election with the uptick in search showing a “clear desire for a break”.

TUI UK saw search up for late summer package holidays by almost 20% and an increase of over 10% in bookings on Sunday (7 July) as Brits seek to shake off election fatigue and swap their voting cards for boarding passes. The top choice for voters seeking to escape to sunnier climes are short haul and mid-haul destinations in Europe with Greece the most searched destination and Turkey, Cyprus and The Canaries all seeing more than 20% increase in in web searches week on week.  

The Midlands seems to be the region keenest to escape the ballot blues with a well-deserved holiday with bookings up 19%, with the North and Scotland both seeing significant uplifts week on week. TUI Managing Director, Andrew Flintham said: “After a season of debate and decision-making, we’re seeing a significant number of people wanting to recharge and reconnect with the world beyond the ballot box.

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“The uptick in search for holidays to the sun shows a clear desire for a break after the election and we’re here to help people find that perfect getaway to unwind.  There are still good late deals for this summer from all our regional airports and free kids places for families to get the possible value”.

The demand for holidays has boomed since the General Election with the uptick in search showing a “clear desire for a break”. (Photo: AFP via Getty Images)The demand for holidays has boomed since the General Election with the uptick in search showing a “clear desire for a break”. (Photo: AFP via Getty Images)
The demand for holidays has boomed since the General Election with the uptick in search showing a “clear desire for a break”. (Photo: AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

According to TSB analysis of customers’ shopping habits, spending on holidays and entertainment increased in the first half of this year compared with the same period in 2023, showing that more and more people are wanting a getaway. TSB analysed more than 425 million debit card transactions between January 1 and June 30 and compared them with the same period in 2023. The bank recorded a 9.2% increase in the total value of spending with airline and travel companies.

To those seeking a last-minute summer getaway, TUI has rounded up its best late deals which are listed below.

  • TUI offers 7 night all inclusive holidays to 4* The Agean Bay Hotel in Kos from £691 per person based on two adults sharing.  Flights departing Bristol Airport on 18 July including 20kg hold luggage and transfers.  
  • TUI offers 7 night holidays to the 3* Hotel Kissos in Paphos Cyrpus from £588 per person on a bed & breakfast basis based on two adults sharing.  Flights departing London Gatwick on 17 July including 20kg hold luggage and transfers. 
  • TUI offers 7 night all inclusive holidays to the 3+* Julia Club Hotel in Marmaris, Turkey £692 per person on a bed & breakfast basis based on two adults sharing.  Flights departing Birmingham Airport on 17 July including 20kg hold luggage and transfers. 
  • TUI offers 7 night holidays to the Hotel Marquessa in Tenerife from £730 per person on a bed & breakfast basis  based on two adults sharing.  Flights departing London Luton Airport on 22 July including 20kg hold luggage and transfers. 
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