NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to figures published by ABTA, 2.45 million Brits went on a foreign holiday during the Easter break, taking advantage of the 11 day holiday created by the Royal Wedding and the traditional Easter break. The number of British travellers opting to go abroad during April reveals that the travel industry is recovering after the events of 2010, say ulookubook.com (http://www.ulookubook.com/).
Ian Raine of ulookubook.com, comments: "The figures released by ABTA made for pretty positive reading before the Easter break. Almost 76% of British travellers headed for destinations in Europe, which is just phenomenal, as it shows that British travellers breaks in Europe from Parisian city breaks to all-inclusive holidays in Majorca ( http://www.ulookubook.com/all-inclusive-holidays-in-majorca) remain as popular as ever."
Following ABTA's announcement, a number of airports around the UK reported high passenger numbers over the Easter weekend, with 600,000 passengers reported as flying from Heathrow. Elsewhere in the UK, 250,000 passengers flew from Gatwick, 150,000 from Edinburgh and 105,000 from Luton, and the increase in the number of passengers means good numbers for the summer holidays too.
Raine continues: "Easter is the precursor to the summer, and it's often a fairly accurate indicator of the level of holiday bookings and passenger numbers that we can expect during the summer months. The Easter weekend was an extremely popular time for British holidaymakers to go on holiday, and while this will have been due in part to the exceptional number of bank holidays this month, the high numbers of bookings and enquiries for breaks in European destinations, like cheap holidays in Cyprus ( http://www.ulookubook.com/cheap-cyprus-holidays) this month show that consumer trust in the holiday industry is recovering, which is just fantastic news."
ulookubook.com is part of The Holiday Discount Centre, a member of ABTA (J4901) and Advantage (the largest travel consortium in the UK). Based in the UK, they have over 30 experienced travel advisors and have booked over 300,000 passengers via the internet.
ulookubook.com are not owned by any major tour operator, allowing them to offer free impartial travel advice and promote a wider range of holiday offers from various suppliers including Thomson, First Choice, Thomas Cook and many more.
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