TripAdvisor: Crete & Santorini in 10 most popular destinations for Brits this summer

Α Decrease font Enlarge font
TripAdvisor: Crete & Santorini in 10 most popular destinations for Brits this summerThe report helps travellers discover savings at popular travel destinations by highlighting the least expensive week to visit

Crete & Santorini are among the 10 most popular destinations for Brits this summer, according to TripAdvisor Data.

Ibiza and Bali are the most popular short and long haul destinations for Brits travelling abroad this summer, according to the travel and booking site, TripAdvisor.

Spain boasts five of the top 10 short-haul destinations: Ibiza, Majorca, Barcelona, Benidorm and Gran Canaria, which take first, third, seventh, eighth and tenth place.

On the long-haul list, there are four Asian and three US destinations in the top 10 – Bali, Orlando, Las Vegas, Maldives, New York Bangkok and Phuket take first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth place respectively.

The TripAdvisor Summer Holiday Value report published today has revealed the top 10 long-haul and short-haul destinations for British holiday-goers this summer, based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, along with the average one-week holiday costs for hotels and airfares. The report helps travellers discover savings at popular travel destinations by highlighting the least expensive week to visit.

Short-haul: Gran Canaria offers best bargain

When comparing the average cost of a week’s holiday among the top ten short-haul destinations, across the whole of the summer season, Benidorm offers the best value overall at £1,190. However, when comparing specific travel dates, Gran Canaria actually offers the least expensive week available to book on TripAdvisor this summer.

By avoiding the peak travel period in July and opting instead for a visit to Gran Canaria on 19 June, Brits could save a massive 194% on the cost of a hotel and flights. During the week of 29th May, UK travellers heading to Ibiza could save 136% compared to peak prices, and those jetting off to Ibiza at the beginning of June could save 49%.

Long-haul: Biggest savings found in Dubai

When looking at the top ten long-haul destinations, Bangkok is the cheapest overall, both for the average cost of a week’s holiday (£1,144) and when considering individual dates over the summer (£973 if travelling at the end of May). However, if evaluating where travellers can save the most this summer by avoiding peak travel dates, it is actually Dubai and the Maldives that offer the best savings for Brits who choose their dates wisely.

While these destinations are among the most expensive overall, when travelling to Dubai on 12th June UK holidaymakers can save a staggering 177% compared to prices in July and in the case of the Maldives, a saving of 134% could be made if travelling on 5th June instead of during the peak dates of 19th – 25th June, making these resorts significantly more affordable.

“This report demonstrates that travellers who choose their travel dates carefully when planning a trip abroad this summer stand a chance of picking up some major savings when they are ready to book the right hotel for their travel needs. If you are considering a holiday in Gran Canaria during the week of 19th June for example, you can book it on TripAdvisor for a whopping £375 less than the average week’s cost over the rest of the summer – that’s more than the cost of a flight to Malta!” advised Hayley Coleman, TripAdvisor spokesperson.

Top 10 Short-Haul Summer Destinations and Average Summer Costs

Rank

Popular summer destinations 20171

Average nightly hotel rate3

Average roundtrip airfare4

Average cost of one week’s trip (7 nights) (hotel and flight combined) 5

Least Expensive week (LEW) to travel

Cost of Least expensive week6

Percentage saving by travelling on LEW7

1

Ibiza

£269

£185

£2066

5 June – 11 June

£1067

49%

2

Crete

£141

£334

£1323

29 May – 4 June

£1064

44%

3

Majorca

£187

£165

£1472

5 June – 11 June

£1271

29%

4

Santorini

£360

£397

£2914

29 May – 4 June

£2626

16%

5

Cyprus

£145

£286

£1304

12 June – 18 June

£1118

31%

6

Malta

£149

£365

£1408

29 May – 4 June

£1206

136%

7

Barcelona

£207

£155

£1603

31 July – 6 Aug

£1524

46%

8

Benidorm

£143

£188

£1190

5 June – 11 June

£989

43%

9

Madeira

£128

£292

£1191

28 Aug – 3 Sept

£1078

19%

10

Gran Canaria

£119

£526

£1358

19 June – 25 June

£983

194%

 

Tornos
  1. 22/06 16:49

    Blueground’s portfolio includes 400 property assets in Athens

  2. 22/06 16:34

    English novelist Anthony Horowitz discovers “most magical” Greek island of Spetses

  3. 22/06 14:26

    BITE 2018: Chinese express strong interest in Greece as a tourist destination

  4. 22/06 14:22

    Emirates Airbus A380 makes first landing in Athens on Friday (video)

  5. 22/06 14:17

    Greek island vacation for American media tycoon Barry Diller

  6. 22/06 14:17

    Greek National Theatre offers cheaper tickets for Ancient Theater of Epidaurus

  7. 22/06 14:02

    Travelbook.de presents its "Top 10" Greek beaches list for 2018

  8. 22/06 13:49

    Kate Hudson’ son Ryder, 14, looks like grandpa Kurt Russell on Greek vacation

  9. 22/06 13:46

    Chalkidiki’s olives lauded in Russian travel magazine

  10. 22/06 12:37

    Report: Hotel rooms on popular Greek islands booked during 2018 season

  11. 22/06 12:23

    “Disruption” at 7th SNF International Conference on philanthropy in Athens (videos)

  12. 22/06 10:53

    Archaeologists discover villa and mosaic of Ancient Greek fisherman Phainos in Turkey

  13. 21/06 19:34

    Balance of travel services in Greece: Arrivals grow but spending drops in Q1

  14. 21/06 19:20

    Athens Stock Exchange: 7th Hellenic Investment Forum in New York winds up

  15. 21/06 18:42

    Summer Nostos Festival draws crowds to the SNFCC in Athens

  16. 21/06 18:32

    Saving 1 million turtles worldwide by new global TUI Turtle Aid programme

  17. 21/06 16:24

    TUI: Greece second most popular destination in 2018 - the tourists who prefer it

  18. 21/06 14:35

    Marriott International Hotels gear up as water savvy Cape Town bounces back

  19. 21/06 14:31

    Ferrari celebrates 70th anniversary in Greek city of Ioannina in Epirus (video)

  20. 21/06 13:20

    3rd Ministerial Conference for Security and Stability on Greek island of Rhodes

  21. 21/06 12:22

    Air Traffic Controllers strikes destroy aviation and economies across Europe

  22. 21/06 10:05

    Travel report: Astypalaia, a Greek island that steals your heart

  23. 19/06 22:27

    Aegean Cuisine network ‘the ambassador of Cycladic islands gastronomy’

  24. 19/06 22:22

    Refugee Food Festival is coming to restaurants in Athens and Mytilene island

  25. 19/06 22:17

    Ambassador Pyatt: Strong support by the US for Greece's economic recovery

  26. 19/06 22:05

    Popular Greek singers performing across the country for summer 2018

  27. 19/06 21:51

    Art Athina 2018 opens at the Athens Conservatory on June 21

  28. 19/06 21:45

    Five applications for freight rail transport and logistics to Greece

  29. 19/06 21:32

    China showing great interest in Greek audiovisual sector and film tourism

  30. 19/06 21:22

    The Athens Acropolis Museum celebrates nine years of existence

  31. 19/06 18:51

    Lesvos island marks World Refugee Day with concerts by refugee children

  32. 19/06 18:44

    Greek island of Sifnos: A place filled with tasty memories

  33. 19/06 18:39

    President Kovind: Greece and India can boost bilateral trade to more than 1 billion

  34. 19/06 18:32

    Legendary Onassis yacht Christina O docks at Greece’s Piraeus port (video)

  35. 19/06 18:20

    Minister: Culture adds value to Greece's tourist product (video)

  36. 19/06 17:48

    Report: Symbolism of Greek statues in Beyoncé and Jay-Z Apesh*t clip (video)

  37. 19/06 17:37

    Prospect for strengthening tourist flows from India to Greece very high

  38. 19/06 17:04

    Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens redevelopment in full swing

  39. 19/06 16:59

    Singapore Airlines’ new Boeing 787-10 to serve Bali after July 2, 2018

  40. 19/06 14:49

    The top-5 countries with the highest demand for Greek golden visas

  41. 19/06 12:36

    ACI Europe: Traffic at Athens, Kefalonia and Corfu airports takes off

  42. 19/06 10:26

    Reuters: Dromeus Capital fund looking to invest in Greek commercial property

  43. 19/06 00:27

    Harvard Library acquires archive of iconic Greek poet Nikos Gatsos

  44. 19/06 00:21

    Media: DG Comp delay doubles offer for 20-year concession of Athens Airport

  45. 19/06 00:13

    Cyprus’ residents trips abroad rise by 1.7% during May 2018

  46. 19/06 00:06

    Land developer confident Helleniko project can commence construction in early 2019

  47. 18/06 23:58

    Tatler Travel Guide 2018: Two Greek hotels among the 101 best in the world

  48. 18/06 23:42

    Ryanair flight attendant dancing to Britney Spears' Toxic goes viral

  49. 18/06 22:45

    Report: The mystery of the Sleeping Giant in the Greek island of Naxos

  50. 18/06 21:17

    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind visits Greek capital of Athens

  51. 18/06 21:12

    Space Agrobox: Greek students find way to feed astronauts

  52. 18/06 21:03

    New York Times laud Athens as a rising cultural capital of Europe

  53. 18/06 20:06

    4th Annual Loukoumi Dance Party and Make A Difference Awards in New York

  54. 18/06 20:01

    Tourist arrivals in Cyprus up by 7.6% during May

  55. 18/06 19:55

    Summer Nostos Festival returns in Athens between June 17-24 (video)

  56. 18/06 19:40

    Arab resorts try to copycat Greece’s Cycladic island beauty

  57. 18/06 19:35

    Greek Investment Roadshow in the USA to take place between June 19-22

  58. 18/06 18:27

    Food-For-Good Festival in Kalamaria Thessaloniki a big hit

  59. 18/06 16:23

    Ancient Theatre of Aptera in Crete to reopen after 17 centuries of silence

  60. 18/06 14:19

    TUI report: Scaling positive change through sustainable tourism

  61. 18/06 12:09

    Olympic champion Stefanidi to participate in Athens Street Pole Vault event

  62. 18/06 10:02

    ABTA: 1 in 3 Brits travel abroad without checking advice about their holiday destination

  63. 15/06 21:19

    Religious Tourism: Exploring ancient Christian churches in Turkey

  64. 15/06 21:08

    Poll: 99% of women hate their partner wearing tight Speedos

  65. 15/06 20:37

    Alexandria’s Greek graves in Egypt form moving monument to Diaspora

  66. 15/06 20:30

    Cavo Paradiso club in Mykonos island celebrates 25th anniversary

  67. 15/06 18:26

    Bus work stoppages in Athens on Tuesday and Thursday

  68. 15/06 16:22

    New objective tax rates for property in Greece approved by finance ministry

  69. 15/06 14:17

    First run for trimaran Superspeed linking Thessaloniki with Sporades islands

  70. 15/06 12:06

    Rainy weather front to affect parts of Greece until Tuesday

  71. 15/06 10:00

    New Mykonos Art festival aims to redefine the popular island destination

  72. 15/06 00:04

    ESM approves 1 billion euros disbursement to Greece

  73. 14/06 23:49

    Nine of the most incredible insurance claims in the history of travel experiences

  74. 14/06 23:38

    Hellenic Heritage Foundation of Toronto celebrates 22nd Annual Gala

  75. 14/06 23:32

    Piraeus to receive €2 million in countervailing benefit from Cosco-run port

  76. 14/06 23:27

    Rich Indians turn to Cyprus for coveted European Union passports

  77. 14/06 20:56

    Bank of Greece: Apartment values down by 40% in the country since 2007

  78. 14/06 20:49

    Retracted and redone Med diet study shows same result: Good

  79. 14/06 20:47

    Athens city council and Mastercard to promote Greek capital abroad

  80. 14/06 20:18

    Sky Express starts flights to and from Chania in Crete and Athens

  81. 14/06 18:34

    Greek Tourism Minister highlights country's attractions for Russians

  82. 14/06 18:32

    Media report: Celebrities making their way to Greece for Summer 2018

  83. 14/06 16:03

    Manasis School in Australia dances “Zorba the Greek” at rugby game

  84. 14/06 14:56

    The Tiger Lillies tour Greece between June 19-24

  85. 14/06 10:33

    Airlines’ ‘hidden’ fees report: Better know before you go

  86. 14/06 01:49

    Guardian: Mykonos and Santorini among 10 classic European islands on a budget

  87. 14/06 01:40

    The essential guide to drinking Ouzo

  88. 14/06 01:34

    Andros island museum hosts tribute to expressionist Dimitris Mytaras

  89. 14/06 01:27

    Tourism, food and beverage sectors boost new hirings in May

  90. 14/06 01:18

    The full agreement between Greece and FYROM on name dispute in English

  91. 14/06 00:55

    The six best toilets in the 2018 International Toilet Tourism Awards

  92. 14/06 00:24

    Work stoppages to affect most transport means in Athens on Thursday

  93. 14/06 00:08

    All-night performance at Temple of Epicurean Apollo in Peloponnese

  94. 13/06 23:13

    Supplementary tax hike on Greek islands and Athens city center

  95. 13/06 22:07

    Tickets to travel to four European countries to 315 young Greeks

  96. 13/06 20:48

    Dior launches pop up store in Mykonos with exclusive Myconian collection

  97. 13/06 20:02

    Athens Taxi owners go again on strike over Uber return fears

  98. 13/06 19:42

    Expert presentation: The color and design of the Parthenon frieze

  99. 13/06 16:24

    Report: Tiffany Trump and Lindsay Lohan planning Mykonos trip together

  100. 13/06 12:52

    Russian Foreign Minister: Economic ties with Greece growing strongly