Alternatively, the average package holiday prices of Malta (29 per cent) and Dubai (24 per cent) have risen. September and October package holidays to the Costa de Almeria which includes resorts such as Aguadulce, Mojacar Pueblo, Roquetas de Mar and Vera, have fallen, on average by -38 per cent compared with this time in 2019. Holidays to the Costa Dorada – including Lloret de Mar, Malgrat de Mar, Calella and Salou – have fallen, on average, 27 per cent.
Holidays to the Istrian Riviera in Croatia have also fallen by 20 per cent compared with this period in 2019. Package holidays to Majorca, Crete, the Costa del Sol, and the Algarve are, on average, around 15 per cent cheaper.
Testing is still a major barrier
Emma Coulthurst, from TravelSupermarket, said the fluctuating price changes can be attributed to travel restrictions: “The cost and administration surrounding testing is still proving a major barrier to people travelling.
“However, with a restricted number of destinations to choose from – with the likes of Cancun, the Dominican Republic and Turkey on the red list and the likes of the US currently out of bounds for Brits for holidays – prices have increased to Malta and to the UAE where good weather is pretty much guaranteed at this time of year.”