Easter Holiday Rush
According to ABTA, around 1.6 million Brits will head abroad for the long Easter weekend this year instead of staying in the UK for the four day break.
The weather forecast is not looking great for the UK, so it would seem that Brits are heading abroad in search of some spring sunshine, with locations like the Canary and Balearic Islands proving most sought after.
Other popular locations include Spain, Turkey, Tunisia and Florida. Travellers to these destinations will experience glorious temperatures of between 23C and 30C!
If you’re not a sun worshipper, other popular destinations include some fantastic city break locations, such as Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Rome and New York.
However, this mass exodus will of course have an effect on traffic and delays, for example Eurostar is predicting that 60,000 will be departing the UK over the weekend using their services, with the Channel Tunnel and ferry terminals also expecting to be very busy.
However, it would seem that air travel will be the most popular form of transportation, with over 350,000 expected to board flights at Heathrow, 200,000 from Gatwick. 120,000 from Stanstead, and 60,000 from Luton. Other regional airports are also expecting a large turnout of holidaymakers.
However, despite the number of people expected to leave the UK, staycations are remaining strong despite the weather forecast. Many who do choose to stay in the United Kingdom will apparently be heading to the sea side or to family holiday camps and parks.
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