New Survey Reveals Cyprus is 2010’S Cheapest Summer Holiday Destination

Share Article

A new travel survey reveals that the holiday industry’s recent losses mean better deals for holidaymakers in the long run, say

News Image
The results reflect that this has been a difficult year for both the travel industry and consumers

The industry survey completed this month compared prices from summer 2009 to summer 2010, found that there were savings of up to a third on the previous year’s prices, with destinations in the Mediterranean showing the biggest reductions in price, with the cost of a family holiday in Paphos falling by nearly £800 from last year to £1,521 this year. And this result won’t come as a surprise to those who work in the industry.

“The results reflect that this has been a difficult year for both the travel industry and consumers,” says Calum MacDonald, Web Marketing Manager at “Recent incidents like the volcanic ash cloud have affected many holiday companies, from airlines to hotels, but it’s results like this that will help the industry get back on its feet by highlighting the affordability of cheap holidays to Paphos.”

But the new improved price of a holiday to Paphos is just one of the reasons that thousands of British tourists flock to the Cyprian coastal city each year, which features many sightseeing opportunities, including the ancient Tombs of the Kings and Roman mosaics. The city is especially popular with families, and also boasts waterparks, shopping and an eclectic nightlife with traditional British pubs, clubs and restaurants.

For those holidaymakers that prefer sightseeing and activities over nightlife, then looking into the availability of Limassol holidays is another way to enjoy Cyprus. Located just over one hour’s drive away from Paphos, Limassol is hailed as one of the livelier resorts on the island, and offers tourists the chance to try diving, walking and the city’s most famous pastime, clubbing. Also featuring several archaeological sites, including the 15th century Kolossi castle, the resort boasts a number of shopping opportunities, from local shops to designer boutiques.

“It’s heartening to see that despite all the problems that the holiday market has faced, that holidays to Cyprus are still popular with tourists, in terms of price, activities and overall experience,” says MacDonald. “The island is a great destination, and there’s just so much to see and do once your there.”
Information for editors,part of TUI UK, provides holiday and flight deals around the world departing from the UK. A late availability database for special offers is continuously updated throughout the day by a dedicated advertising team.

Established in 2000, acts as retail agent for all the leading tour operators, including the brands which are part of the World of TUI.

TUI UK is part of TUI Northern Europe, a world class, innovative and customer focused company, which owns many of Europe's best known holiday brands and has leadership positions in its airline, inclusive tour business and travel agency sectors. TUI Northern Europe employs 17,500 people in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Contact for more information and comments


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Calum MacDonald
+44 (0) 1642 635047
Email >
Visit website