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- Easter sales up 22% YOY
- Top resorts Costa Brava, Ibiza, Menorca, Cape Verde

Brits are flocking to far flung places to make the most of the extended Easter break due to the Royal Wedding. Leading holiday company TUI UK & Ireland, parent of Thomson and First Choice, has reported that sales are up this week by a staggering 21.9%* when compared to Easter last year and this weekend alone over 89,000 holidaymakers are planning to head to the sun.

Christian Cull, Director of Communications TUI UK & Ireland commenting:
“The number of bank holidays coming together this year is unprecedented and people are certainly making the most of it. While the weather is currently great here, we know there are no guarantees when it comes to the UK sun and there is nothing like an awaycation somewhere hot to fully rest and rejuvenate.”

According to TUI, British holidaymakers are choosing Mediterranean locations for this extended break above all others. Best sellers this Easter include the Costa Brava, Ibiza, Menorca and Cape Verde.

Christian Cull concludes: “It is our busiest weekend of the year so far and we are delighted to be flying over 89,000 holidaymakers from our 22 UK regional airports to enjoy a well deserved break in the sun.”

For those who still want to escape it is not too late. Late holiday deals include:

Costa Dorada, Spain
Seven night holidays from £249 per person – saving £296 per person

Thomson offers seven night Spain holidays at the 4T Hotel PortAventura on a half-board basis from £249 based on two people sharing – saving £296 per person. Departing on 30 April 2011 from Manchester airport, the price includes return flights, accommodation, free and unlimited theme park access, transfers and all taxes and charges. For more information, visit www.thomson.co.uk or call 0871 231 3235.

Madeira
Seven night holidays from £399 per person – saving £371 per person

Thomson offers seven night holidays at the 4T Hotel Savoy Gardens on a half-board basis from £399 based on two people sharing – saving £371 per person. Departing on 22 April 2011 from Manchester airport, the price includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and all taxes and charges. For more information, visit www.thomson.co.uk or call 0871 231 3235.

Kenya
Ten night holidays from £559 per person – saving £580 per person

Thomson offers 10 night holidays at the 3T+ Kaskazi Beach Hotel on an all-inclusive basis from £559 based on two people sharing – saving £580 per person. Departing on 29 April 2011 from London Gatwick airport, the price includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and all taxes and charges. For more information, visit www.thomson.co.uk or call 0871 231 3235.

ENDS

• Figures compare 2 – 9 April 2010 to 22 – 29 April this year.

For further press information please email Claire.ioannou@tui-uk.co.uk or call 01582 648730

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