Holidays to Turkey Specialist Reports Poor Late Bookings Market

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Holidays to Turkey specialist Packyourbags.com reports disappointing trading in August 2011 versus 2010.

With unemployment on the increase and the UK economy continuing to struggle with no immediate improvement in sight, it is no surprise that trading conditions for businesses involved in the travel and tourism sector remain incredibly tough.

Packyourbags.com, one of the UK’s leading online travel retailers of package holidays throughout the Mediterranean has experienced a poor summer, reporting no growth in sales for August 2011 versus August 2010.

Packyourbags.com Managing Director Mark Kempster commented, “Like any other UK tour operator, we would have hoped to see a surge in late bookings this summer, especially considering the many fantastic deals available to many popular resorts throughout the Med. Unfortunately the late bookings market just didn’t materialise in the volumes it normally does, which is another clear indicator of just how hard it is for many UK households”.

Kempster continued, “Both Spain and Portugal particularly suffered this summer, with the main winner being Turkey. For Turkey we have had good booking levels throughout the summer and also for the forthcoming October half term week probably due to the more reliable weather conditions at that time of year, and in fact availability is now pretty limited”.

With the British summer hardly being a scorcher and already over, it is possible there might be a lift in sales for the last main holiday period of the year – October half term, so there is chance for a late flurry of bookings for UK tour operators like Packyourbags.com before the summer season finally draws to a close.

There are plenty of deals available to mainland Spain, its Balearic Islands, Italy and Portugal to name a few. Also Greece holidays is an option as many of the islands are still open for business right up until the end of October.

For the best available deals call 0800 652 5986 or visit Packyourbags.com where users can perform one simple search to check and compare the latest deals from all major holiday suppliers.

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