Brits to save HUNDREDS on summer holidays | Travel News | Travel

Families can save hundreds on trips to the Continent while those travelling further afield will benefit from a boost in the value of sterling. 

The cost of sunshine holidays to Spain, the Canary Islands, Greece and Turkey have all nosedived. 

Holidays are up to £200 cheaper than before Christmas and some offer free children’s places. 

Sean Tipton, of travel association ABTA, said: “Travel companies put out some of their best summer holiday deals at this time.  

“Free child places can mean savings of hundreds of pounds.” 

Thomas Cook has slashed a seven-night holiday for four to Lanzarote in May from £693 to £500. 

A week-long stay in Mellieha Bay, Malta, is £593, down from £718, seven nights in Tenerife is £688 from £826 and seven nights at Lara Beach in Antalya, Turkey, in June is £493, from £564.  

Dubai is currently the cheapest long-haul beach destination with a week’s holiday averaging just over £1,000 per person, according to the Post Office. 

And until January 5, Virgin Holidays is offering an eight-night stay for two in the Gulf state’s Ras Al Khaimah for £749 per person. 

Online holiday searches are expected to peak this evening, with analysts predicting a surge over the next couple of days. 

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