27/02/2018 - Book early for Easter!
Holiday this Easter
Businesses in the South West tourism sector, which supports 180,000 jobs, are bracing themselves for the impact of an early Easter.
This year Good Friday falls on March 30 and the early holiday has a major impact on those businesses that bring thousands of people into and out of the region. Hotels, holiday parks, tourist attractions and travel experts are already making provision for the early break.
Bakers Dolphin, which has been providing holidays for people in the region for over 126 years, says that people need to book quickly if they want to get their first choice of Easter break.
Sales and Marketing Director, Amanda Harrington, said: “The Easter break traditionally heralds the start of the tourism season, and is often one of the busiest weekends of the year.
“Even though this Easter is early, we are confident it will kick-start a strong season, so it’s important to remind people to not rest on their festive laurels if they are hoping to get away, and to book now.
“With the ongoing economic climate ensuring that staycations remain popular, we’ve added some very exciting new Easter getaways to our existing extensive range of short breaks.
“With Easter being earlier than usual, people have a little less time to make their travel plans, so we would advise them to book sooner rather than later, to avoid disappointment, and to help them banish the post-festive blues by having a nice break to look forward to.”
Like many organisations within the tourism industry, Bakers Dolphin is hoping for a good year in 2018, as holidays in Britain remain value-for-money, because of the pound performance against the Euro.
The exchange rates also make independent travel abroad more expensive, so that the best deals can be achieved through travel firms with fixed costs, all-inclusive deals and their buying power.
Said Amanda Harrington: “Because we buy hotel rooms in large quantities all over Europe, we get better deals than people can achieve for themselves simply looking for a bargain on the internet. For most destinations when you add up all the costs of booking independently packages are much better value.”