How is the UK travelling this Easter?

How is the UK travelling this Easter?

Easter brings with it a whole host of opportunities as people across the UK head off for a break over the holidays. We take a look at some UK travel trends for Easter and discuss how to maximise the travel opportunity.

European Easter breaks up to 34% cheaper this year

Holiday comparison site TravelSupermarket compared over 100,000 Easter family package holidays to European destinations from over 25 providers to deals from 2018. It found average price cuts of 24% across the board.

For some destinations – including the Costa del Sol and Malta – the savings are reportedly as great as 34%.

Holidays at prices “virtually unheard of for the school holidays”

TravelSupermarket’s travel commentator Emma Coulhurst told the Guardian: “Normally I’d say to avoid the school holidays if you are travelling with school-age children but current bargains mean prices are low across the board.

This Easter, it’s not hard to find well-reviewed holiday bargains to family-friendly resorts on the Spanish mainland and in Ibiza and Majorca, Portugal, Malta and Corfu for under £500 for a family of four.

It’s virtually unheard of for the school holidays.”

The news has been all over the press with publications including The Guardian, The Times, The Sun, Prima and Travel Weekly all covering the story, which means the word is out about these low cost options for some European sun.

And it’ll continue after Easter too

It’s not just families who are travelling during this period. With Easter falling so close to the first May Bank Holiday this year, workers are sure to be maximising their time off. In a quirk of timing, those who work a traditional Monday to Friday could get up to 18 consecutive days off in exchange for just nine days of annual leave this year.

This is sure to have tempted travellers who have been looking for an opportunity for a big trip but haven’t had the luxury of leave to take.

Nick Boden, Head of Post Office Travel said:

“Easter is a great trading opportunity for a whole host of reasons, not least due to the number of people heading off for a bit of spring sunshine. It’s a great chance to remind customers that their local Post Office is the place to go for all things travel. Whether its currency, travel insurance or the Travel Money Card – there’s something for everyone. Branches can really benefit from the travel boost ahead of the prime summer season.”

How is your branch making the most of the travel opportunities this Easter break? Let us know in the comments.