Superbreak Predicts 50% of Customers Booking August Bank Holiday Short Breaks Have Still to Book20 July 2005
Superbreak expects over half (50%) of its overall short break bookings for the August Bank Holiday weekend to be made during August offering agents great opportunities to boost earnings over the coming weeks. Last week (10-16 July) bookings from agents were up 26% year on year and demand is continuing to grow as the bank holiday approaches. The operator expects agents to book over 20,000 customers through agents for the holiday weekend.
Ian Mounser, sales director at Superbreak comments “Demand for UK short breaks is returning steadily following the World Cup and as we build up to the August Bank Holiday. We do not feel that the current hot spell has boosted business as such, but do feel that it is making the UK public feel more positive about staying in the UK over the August Bank Holiday weekend.”
The operator reports that demand for leisure destination is particularly strong with sales from May to date are up as follows compared to the previous year. For example, Bournemouth - up 54%, York – up 22%, Lake District – up 9% and Blackpool – up 33%,.
Superbreak’s family policy allows up to two children under 16 to stay FREE when sharing a room with two adults. If only one adult is staying then the first child is free and the second pays just 50%. Children taking their own room pay 50% of the room price. Children who stay free can also travel free by rail and at many hotels they also enjoy free meals from the children’s menu.
Example packages include:
GOLF BREAK - £119pppn - staying at the four star Marriott Worsley Park Hotel & Country Club near Manchester. Price includes one night’s accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, two rounds of golf with guaranteed tee times. Two share.
CARDIFF - £80pp – staying THREE nights at the four star Village Hotel & Leisure Club in Cardiff. Price includes three nights’ b/b accommodation and based on two sharing.
CHESHIRE - £133pp – staying THREE nights at the four star De Vere Mottram Hall in Mottram St Andrews, Prestbury – Cheshire. Price includes three nights’ b/b accommodation and based on two sharing.
For more information and bookings call Superbreak on 0871 221 4444 www.superbreak.com/agents or log on to Viewdata UKB