Millions of Brits are heading for the sunshine of destinations like Palma
de Mallorca, Dalaman
as they escape miserable weather in the UK.
According to travel agents, booking for the Mediterranean are up at least 100 per cent compared to last year.
This is against a backdrop where travel agents had been predicting a drop.
Last month, which was the wettest in England, lead to a massive surge in bookings and sales as Britons decided to escape the grey skies.
Sean Tipton, spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents, told the Evening Standard: "We predict that 28 million people will go abroad between mid-May and mid-September and that more than 10 million of them will go this month. It may be even more."
He added that many Brits had held back from booking in April because it was warm and people took it to signify a warm summer was coming but that now people have decided to go abroad.
Article ID: 351, Posted: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 16:32:08 GMT