HUDDERSFIELD holidaymakers in search of summer bargains are turning their back on the ‘eurozone’.
That’s according to a report by the UK’s largest independent travel retailer Co-operative Travel.
Spain has been knocked off top spot as the choice for Huddersfield holidaymakers by Turkey.
Š This is a seismic shift in holiday bookings, as Spain has been the UK’s number one choice since the package holiday began.
The report is based on recent bookings and shows that Turkish resorts are now our favourite holiday destination.
They outperform Spain, which traditionally enjoys an unassailable position in the number one spot.
SomeŠ Š30% more of us are heading to Turkey this summer than over the same period last year.
Bookings to Majorca, the previous top choice, are down 13% as the soaring euro takes effect.
But Co-operative Travel says the euro may not be totally to blame.
Since the merger of holiday giants such as Thomas Cook and MyTravel, as well as Thomson and First Choice, operators have reduced supply to short-haul western Mediterranean resorts such as mainland Spain and the Balearics.Š