Travel industry prepares for bank holiday getaway

Travel industry prepares for bank holiday getaway

The travel industry is gearing up for the bank holiday getaway this weekend, with around 1.9 million Brits set to head overseas this weekend. Statistics from ABTA has shown that Spain continues to be a firm British favourite and that Amsterdam, Paris and Dublin were popular destinations for city breaks. Dubai and Florida have sold well in the long-haul market. Of the UK’s departure points Heathrow remains top with 400,000 passengers flying out of the airport, while 275,000 will depart from Gatwick and 161,000 from Stansted. In the north, 140,000 will fly from Manchester, 60,000 from Birmingham and 54,000 from Edinburgh. Meanwhile, a study by MasterCard has estimated that the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday will generate EUR52 million for the UK economy and another EUR126 million for the winning team’s home country. This is thought to be EUR16 million more than the last time Manchester United and FC Barcelona played against each other two years ago. “This year’s historic UEFA Champions League final will generate an estimated

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