April showers thought to cause increase in foreign bookings The presence of April showers in the UK once again isn’t doing much to entice holidaymakers into considering a staycation. It seems Brits are already looking to flee for the border, with many tour operators announcing a steady rise in bookings following the recent weather patterns.

Virgin Atlantic are experiencing a particularly fruitful period, with a rise of 37% in booking compared to 2011. Many holiday makers are choosing the tropical waters of the Caribbean over the beaches back home.

In further figures collated by lowcostholidays.com, both Turkey and the Portuguese hotspot of the Algarve have seen increases in bookings of over 55% compared to last year. Another location that looks set to benefit is Mallorca, which has noted an increase of 60% in bookings for the coming weeks alone.

Although many are predicting a strong summer season here in the UK, the pouring rain many of us are experiencing is giving a rather bleak outlook. With copious singles holidays headed for a range of beautiful locations, why not treat yourself to some guaranteed sun this summer?

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