European destinations are still proving popular in spite of the negative press they are receiving, a leading holiday home rentals website has said.
Holiday-Rentals.co.uk’s managing director Courtney Wylie said people are continuing to book flights to Nice, Cannes, the Canary Islands and the Costa de Sol, which have merged as some of this summer’s most popular holiday destinations.
"They are places where there is a higher concentration of second homes," he commented, which explains why the destinations are so well-liked.
Ms Wylie added it "is true to a certain extent" that some people were being put off travelling to Europe because of the poor exchange rate, which has helped to boost the UK’s domestic flights market.
According to Holiday-Rentals.co.uk figures, Brits will spend an average of £2,092 on this year’s family holiday, which is £259 less than in 2007.
The biggest cutback is on travel, with the average family spending £545 getting to and from their destination.
Recent data from Skyscanner revealed that Porto was the fastest-growing European destination for British holidaymakers, while, Dalaman, Istanbul and Bodrum have also experienced increased demand.