Flash floods and rain have seen Brits pour into sunnier climes in destinations like Kefalonia
The continuous bad weather has seen a surge in holiday bookings, with holidaymakers taking advantage of cheap flights and accommodation in sunnier places.
Monday July 9th was the busiest day for Britons to look for holidays away from the sporadic downpours and grey days.
One online travel website revealed that bookings last Monday were up 29 per cent.
Greek destinations like Kefalonia
are in the middle of a region-wide heatwave and the allure of sun and warmth helped take the country ahead of Egypt as a favoured holiday hotspot for the first time since last year.
Spain and Turkey remain popular as well as travellers stream out of the UK, which has had the wettest June on record.
Brits are taking advantage of the ease of booking flights and accommodation online.
A spike in booking activity at Monday lunchtime suggests that Britons are looking for holidays at the work place instead of going to agencies.
Article ID: 334, Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 17:00:38 GMT