Are you dreaming of lying on the beach with an ice cold drink at your favourite holiday destination?

Not got round to booking it yet?

There’s no need to panic just yet, but ABTA are recommending that you book early this year due to a surge in holiday bookings to the Western Mediterranean.

New figures from GfK’s Leisure Travel Monitor (LTM) has shown a 6% increase in summer holiday bookings to this part of the world. This is mainly down to traditional holiday hotspots, like as Tunisia and Egypt, losing popularity following recent terrorist attacks.

Portugal tops the table with a 32% increase in popularity, Spain closely behind with a 27% increase, followed by Malta 15% and Cyprus 14%. Other popular destinations include Greece, USA, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

If any of these countries were on your list, then it might be wise to push your booking plans ahead before it’s too late.

Here are some important points to consider when your booking your summer holiday for 2016:

Don’t dilly-dally

Confused

You don’t want to be left disappointed and miss out on your favourite destination because you left it too late. You don’t want to have to pay over the odds either. Figure out where you want to go, then get it booked.

Use your NHS Discount

NHS Discounts

You can save some valuable pennies using your NHS discount. Jet2Holidays have a great deal on at the moment which allows you to use NHS discount on top. If you’re booking flights separately, then make the most of NHS discounts from Superbreak or Expedia.

ATOL protected

Missed flight

Make sure you check that your holiday is ATOL protected when you book it, so that you’re covered in case anything goes wrong. It could end up saving you a lot of money and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

We’ve got loads of fantastic deals on holidays, UK breaks, cottage getaways and much more. Take a look at our Travel offers and save money today!

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