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Latest sales figures from leading online travel agent On the Beach suggest Turkey is enjoying a bumper August as thousands of British holidaymakers sweep into the country.

As the British weather continues to disappoint, beach destinations across the country are seeing thousands of Brits touchdown into the countries major airports. On the Beach reports a massive increase in bookings compared to August 2008 with Dalaman and Bodrum up 31% and 27% respectively.

With 3* hotels offering all-inclusive deals from £3 per night, Marmaris has seen a huge increases in bookings over the last seven days.

Other non-Euro destinations selling well this month includes the popular resort of Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. On the Beach reports an increase of 21% of bookings compared to August 2008.

Whilst it is clear that more and more holidaymakers are heading to non-Euro destinations, latest figures also show that Spain and its islands are making steady progress. Whilst Majorca and Tenerife remain flat year on year, the party island of Ibiza is enjoying a busy period, up 7% year on year.

Early indications show that holidaymakers looking to travel outside of the traditional peak period, opting for a departure in September will also be heading to Turkey and Spain.

Simon Cooper, Chief Executive Officer at On the Beach comments, “Whilst many destinations are finding August a relatively slow month, other non-Euro destinations are reaping the benefits. We expect September to be a good time to book a last minute holiday.”


For further information please contact Jamie Wortley at or by calling 0208 352 0086/ 07877 589 910

About On the Beach

Founded in 1995, On the Beach is one of the UK’s leading online travel agencies carrying over 500,000 passengers every year (ABTA K0813). On the Beach provides value for money flights and hotels in the world’s most popular beach holiday destinations. On the Beach provides consumers with a huge selection of travel products, from 50 million available seats, more than 30,000 hotels around the world, insurance and in-resort transfer partners. Customers can book online or call the UK call centre on 0870 606 07 08.

As the expert provider of DIY beach holidays to the UK market, On the Beach is so confident of its industry leading position, it offers a market leading price match guarantee for its customers. On the Beach will refund the difference if a lower price is found for the same product on any UK website*.

*Offer applies to exact product match

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