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Brits still booking winter holidays in the sun despite prices soaring

Hotspots: Popular destinations for winter sun include the Canary Islands, Mexico, Cape Verde and Egypt (pictured)

Brits rush to book winter sun holidays despite prices soaring 22% over pandemic

British families are rushing to book winter holidays in the sun despite soaring prices.

In a business update, travel giant Tui said bookings at its UK branch for winter holidays abroad were up 9% from pre-Covid levels.

The surge in demand has occurred despite the fact that the average price for these holidays is 22% higher than it was before the pandemic.

Hotspots: Popular destinations for winter sun include the Canary Islands, Mexico, Cape Verde and Egypt (pictured)

Hotspots: Popular destinations for winter sun include the Canary Islands, Mexico, Cape Verde and Egypt (pictured)

Popular destinations for winter sun include the Canaries, Mexico, Cape Verde and Egypt, Tui said.

It follows a strong summer for Tui despite travel disruptions as holidaymakers flocked to the Canaries, Balearics, Greece and Turkey.

UK holidaymakers’ bookings for the summer are up 4% from pre-Covid levels, even as prices are up 18%.

But UK demand has not been matched elsewhere with overall bookings for the coming winter at 78% of the equivalent pre-Covid period.

The company also said flight disruptions are still at “high levels”.

Outgoing chief executive Fritz Joussen said: “The trend is towards higher value or longer holidays with a higher overall holiday budget.”

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