Wet weather sends British travellers abroad
It has been revealed by travel association ABTA that the wettest June since the beginning of records in 1910 has sent millions of British holidaymakers abroad. Though 2012 started with an extreme drought, wet weather quickly followed. Now it seems that residents are not willing to put up with the climate, instead looking to the Mediterranean for sun and warmth.
Releasing its latest figures, ABTA said that in July and August 13 million people are expected to head abroad, with 90% of people heading to the Mediterranean. Destinations such as Barcelona, Nice, Tenerife and Faro are all high on holidaymakers wish lists, with the favourable exchange rate offering an even better incentive for those wanting to take care of their spending.
Head of communications at ABTA, Victoria Bacon, expressed that whilst the UK was a "beautiful" place to holiday in, 2012 had simply been a washout. "It is no surprise that millions of us are looking to head off overseas for more reliable weather and high temperatures," Ms Bacon explained.
With airline prices to the Mediterranean staying affordable, now is the ideal time for holidaymakers to find a last minute break and take the opportunity to head away from rainy shores and towards coasts of sun and sand.