The report highlights that the biggest year upon year reductions were to be found in Brazil and Barbados and that Caribbean islands in general are cheaper than 12 months ago.
Mexico has emerged as a winning destination for Hayes and Jarvis with sales up by 300%, an exceptional performance in the current economic climate. The sales boost has been fuelled by excellent All-Inclusive deals as well as the introduction of BA’s direct service to Cancun, soon to be followed by Virgin’s new twice weekly service.
Meanwhile, demand for Sri Lanka holidays has also been one of the biggest success stories of recent weeks for Hayes & Jarvis. Excellent flight and hotel savings have seen a 30 per cent growth for Sri Lankan beach resorts recently after a period of time when Sri Lanka holidays had been in the doldrums. The reopening of a numer of refurbished
hotels will also help make Sri Lanka even more competitive in the winter sun market. Also, Sri Lanka was recently revealed to offer best value in the Post Office Travel Money Long Haul Holiday Costs Barometer, which will also provide a boost to sales to the the destination.