Research reveals the lowest-priced & most expensive package holidays this summer

If you are on a tight budget this summer and looking for an overseas’ beach holiday, you might like to check out the Costa Brava, the Costa Dorada or Corfu but tread carefully with Santorini or Mykonos.

As the short-haul holiday season officially gets under way, holiday price comparison site TravelSupermarket, which searches package holiday prices across the market, has crunched its pricing data across 105 short-haul destinations to reveal the 20 which offer Brits the lowest-priced and most expensive holidays. It has also looked at where the biggest summer package holiday price drops are.

Package holidays to the Costa Dorada have fallen - 22% (£347.98 per person in summer 2017 vs £277 in 2018). Other price drops on package holidays from the UK this summer include to the Neapolitan Riviera in Italy which includes popular resort, Sorrento (-7.5%; £443.29 in vs. £410 this summer) and to the Costa Brava (£277 vs £256.39).

Emma Coulthurst, the company's resident travel expert, said: "Our price comparison data across the market shows seven-night package holidays available from as little as £125 per person to resorts on the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada. These prices are incredible. I can remember paying that for a comparable holiday in May 23 years ago!

"At the other end of the scale, Santorini remains incredibly popular, with some of the best sunsets in the world available looking out from a landscape of picturesque blue-domed churches and whitewashed cottages carved into 300-metre cliffs. Nearby Mykonos has a similarly famous reputation, but this time for the jet set and celebrities who love its lavish party atmosphere. So, both Islands attract huge amounts of interest from Brits in holidaying there. But, if you are a holidaymaker on a budget, this research shows you where the lowest-priced holiday options are available”.

Despite being the most expensive of the 105 short and medium haul destinations/resorts looked at, Santorini remains popular with UK holidaymakers. It is the fourth most-searched-for- destination for a seven-night beach package holiday via the comparison site this summer.

The most-searched-for destinations are Tenerife, Mallorca, Crete, Algarve, Benidorm, Salou, Costa Dorada, Lanzarote, Costa del Sol and Ibiza.


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