“And with Valentines Day falling on a Sunday we have been inundated with demands for short weekend breaks this year.”
(PRWEB) February 5, 2010
Online travel firm DialAFlight has revealed the decline of the traditional city break in favour of luxury short breaks for Valentines holidays.
A spokesman for the agency said: “Although city breaks remain popular for romantic getaways at this time of year, luxury holidays are playing a much bigger part in booking trends. The bad weather we’ve experienced has certainly contributed to this, with people wanting to escape the dreary winter. And with Valentines Day falling on a Sunday we have been inundated with demands for short weekend breaks this year.”
According to DialAFlight, the historically popular city breaks to places such as Prague and Venice have seen bookings fall as the big freeze continues to ravage much of northern Europe. Consequently, far-flung destinations with warmer climates such as Thailand or Sri Lanka are proving immensely popular.
The spokesman continued: “Although these tropical destinations are more expensive to get to, and use up more precious annual leave, they are relatively cheap to stay in, and food and drink is far cheaper than the well-worn hotspots of, say, the Mediterranean or the major cities. Dubai is really on the up and up, and Muscat and Marrakech are rapidly catching up in terms of bookings.”
It’s expected that the European city break will see bookings restored later in the year, with positive growth already evident for Easter and the school summer holidays.
DialAFlight makes the travel arrangements for almost half a million people annually and is one of the travel industry's best performing and most consistently profitable firms, it has appeared in the Sunday Times UK Top 250 survey for several years. DialAFlight uniquely, guarantees that all phone calls during business hours (and that's up until 9pm at night) are answered live by one of its 350 experienced reservations staff in less than 5 secs. DialAFlight offer more than six million cheap flights to a wide range of destinations around the world including cheap flights to Dubai and flights to Orlando.
For more information please visit http://www.DialAFlight.com .