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Huge growth in bookings to Greece and Turkey

Monarch Holidays have reported a big resurgence in holiday bookings to Greece and Turkey.

The head of product and commercial, Gemma Day, has said that demand for the West Mediterranean was still strong and in line with the rest of the holiday market but the East Mediterranean was bouncing back.

Bookings to Turkey have increased by 90% for Monarch Holidays and Greece is also up just under 70% for the year.

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Thomas Cook in February revealed that Greece was its best selling destination, with over 2 million passengers booked for Summer 2017. With over a 40% increse on bookings from last year it was the biggest selling destination.

Monarch also said that their Lapland holidays had also done very well with December sales up 24% on the year.

The flights from London Gatwick to Kittila in North Finland was extended for six weeks for the Winter 16/17 season and will continue for 17/18. Manchester airport flights will also be extended for the Winter 2017/18 season and that they are considering adding more accommodation options.

There was four new flight routes added for Summer 17 from Birmingham airport with Monarch Airlines, including twice a week flights to Split in Croatia, Naples in Italy, Valencia in Spain and also a weekly flight operating to Rhodes in Greece.

Monarch had more destinations to choose from from Birmingham Airport than any other airline this summer.

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