LONDON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
New data shows that many British tourists took advantage of April bank holidays to travel abroad;according to Travelsoon.comthis is great news for travellers.
New data collected by ACI Europe, the Airports Council International, has revealed a 30 per cent increase in the number of passengers travelling from Heathrow and Gatwick in April. According to Travelsoon.com, many Brits took advantage of April's bank holidays to travel to a variety of sunny destinations. Warm weather jaunts were in particularly high demand as holidays to the likes of Puerto Pollensa in Majorca, the Greek island of Crete and the Canary Islands proved to be very popular with British travellers.
The data showed that both London airports had increased passenger traffic year-on-year, even in the face of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption last year which disrupted air travel significantly. Comparing this year's data with figures from 2009, passenger traffic had increased by nearly 10 per cent.
Luke Nathan of Travelsoon.com says: "Comparing this year's figure to those of 2009, we are seeing a steady increase in the number of people travelling abroad - this is proof that the travel industry is growing steadily. This is great news for British holidaymakers."
April is a busy time for the travel industry with a large amount of its annual revenue being generated during the month. With the added benefit of an extra bank holiday in April many more holidaymakers took the opportunity to get away.
Travelsoon.com is one of the leading travel consultancies in the country, specializing in tailor made and package holidays for our new and established client base. Located in Romford, Essex, Travelsoon works in conjunction with some of the leading tour operators to provide solutions for all manner of our client's holiday requirements. Travelsoon's commitment to consumer satisfaction means that our staff is mindful of the customer experience as a whole, and implements the most up to date technology and systems to ensure their needs are met and exceeded. Our consultants are dedicated to establishing and cultivating relationships with our partners as well as our customers to ensure their holiday stay is unforgettable. Praised for their innovation and creativity, the firm employs over 100 staff and our market share grows from strength to strength. http://www.travelsoon.com is part of the Freedom Travel Group and is fully ATOL and ABTA bonded.