Whilst the UK holiday market is continuing to experience tough trading conditions, the situation is clearly playing into the hands of British holidaymakers as many tour operators are forced to sell holidays at rock bottom prices to help reduce the levels of unsold inventory.
August is the height of the UK summer holiday season but for many holiday firms they are already preparing for the summer season to start drawing to a close, and crucially there are still tens of thousands of holidays still available for dates until the end of October that must be sold.
To show how keenly holidays overseas are being priced, Packyourbags.com recently compared the prices of a holiday to one of 2011's most popular hot spots – Turkey. Their research revealed taking an all-inclusive holiday in Turkey for 7 nights departing 17 September 2011 is 40 pounds Sterling per person cheaper this year than taking the same holiday in 2010. The 2011 price is 259 pounds per person, whereas the same holiday in 2010 was 299 pounds per person.
In addition, the saving compared to 2009 is even greater, as the same holiday in September 2009 was 315 pounds per person, meaning a saving of 56 pounds per person.
Packyourbags.com Managing Director Mark Kempster commented, "It is clear that for some going on holiday abroad is simply not an option with many UK households income stretched to the max. However, in light of this situation, there are thousands of unsold overseas package holidays available, making holidays abroad more affordable than ever, and I would urge anyone still to take a break this year to check out the thousands of unbelievable deals currently available to destinations throughout the Mediterranean."
One of the reasons why Turkey is proving so popular is that it is still outside the Euro zone. With the current poor performance of the Euro your money will go a lot further than taking a Spanish holiday, Italy or Greece holidays.
As ever, the busy, lively resorts of Bodrum, Marmaris and Olu Deniz are still proving to be very popular, but if you prefer a quieter resort that's still reasonably priced then Packyourbags.com certainly recommends the resorts of Kas, Patara and Kalkan.
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