Holidays: Package deals to Greece drop by more than 40 percent amid travel corridor change | Travel News | Travel

Noble Horvath

Travel corridor destinations are rapidly being cut by the Government, however, one holiday favourite remains. Despite, this due to lessening demand for holidays in 2020 the cost of travel to Greece has been slashed by almost half. According to new data from TravelSupermarket, holidaymakers looking to jet off to tourist […]

Travel corridor destinations are rapidly being cut by the Government, however, one holiday favourite remains. Despite, this due to lessening demand for holidays in 2020 the cost of travel to Greece has been slashed by almost half.

According to new data from TravelSupermarket, holidaymakers looking to jet off to tourist hotspots such as Corfu and Kos could offer some affordable late summer sun deals.

Though some islands in Greece have been axed from England travel corridor list, including Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos, other popular destinations remain.

Under current advice, holidaymakers from England can still enjoy a trip to Rhodes, Corfu and Kos.

And with prices down by up to 41 percent, Britons could nab a deal in the process.

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Currently, Scotland has axed all of Greece from its travel corridor list.

Wales also has slightly different rules for where holidaymakers can and can not visit in Greece without the need for quarantine.

At the time of writing, while mainland Greece remains on the Welsh travel corridor list, Greek islands of Mykonos, Zakynthos, Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos, Crete, Santorini, Serifos and Tinos have all been removed.

This is perhaps why, according to TravelSupermarket, demand for Greece holidays is down 17 percent in the last fortnight.

The experts believe is this a direct result of the FCDO advising against travel to some destinations.

Emma Coulthurst, travel commentator from the site, explained: “There continues to be definite winners and losers in the outbound holiday market.

“No doubt, the adding by UK Governments of restrictions to some or all parts of Greece is a reason for the demand decrease for holidays to the country.”

However, some Greek Islands such as Kos, Rhodes and Corfu, which remain exempt from UK travel restrictions, have benefited from the UK travel advice against travel to other parts of Greece”.

As of last week, Rhodes and Corfu were two of the most booked destinations for holidays according to the travel comparison website.

Turkey has also been a popular destination for holidaymakers.In fact, around 30 percent of searches for package holidays in the previous fortnight were to Turkey.

“Coronavirus rates in Turkey have been stable,” added the travel commentator.

“Also, the plunging lira means that when you are there, things such as eating out and activities and public transport are incredibly good value.”

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