A WARRINGTON travel agent has revealed the top 10 destinations holidaymakers in the town are jetting off to this Easter.

Barrhead Travel, which has a store at Golden Square Shopping Centre, says sunshine is top of the priority list this spring for Warringtonians.

Tenerife, Alicante and Turkey emerged as the most popular destinations, followed by Lanzarote, Paris, Orlando, Mallorca and Gran Canaria.

Cruising has also proven to be a very popular option this Easter, with cruise departures from Miami taking the ninth spot in the list of top getaways.

This comes after Barrhead Travel recently announced that cruise bookings are already up around 25 per cent in 2024, largely due to ‘value for money’, as well as innovative onboard experiences.

Dubai is the final most popular destination for Warrington holidaymakers this year, and with people desperate for some sun, Barrhead says that Easter weekend bookings are already up by 20 per cent compared with last year.

The Easter holiday has also prompted longer durations of travel this year, shown with the popularity of long-haul destinations such as Dubai and Orlando, with more than half of Easter holiday bookings for eight nights or longer.

Across the business, all-inclusive holidays remain the number one choice for holidaymakers, accounting for 25 per cent of Barrhead’s Easter bookings.

Simon Taylore, manager of Barrhead in Warrington, said: “We can see the appetite for holidays in 2024 shows no sign of slowing down, with travel during Easter holidays up by 20 per cent so far and late bookings still coming in.

“The huge demand for family all-inclusive breaks throughout the school holidays shows that people are looking for the best value for money – and are staying longer as a result to spend quality time together.

“A strong Easter travel period signals that 2024 is set to be another year where travel is prized and prioritised by many.

“We are already noticing that customers are returning to book their second or third holidays with us for the year ahead.”

He continued: “Cruise holidays are now firmly one of the most popular choices for all different types of holidaymakers.

“Little more than a decade ago, cruising was often perceived as more expensive and preferred by the over 50s, but this is no longer the case.

“There are still some good options for affordable, last-minute getaways this Easter.

“Visiting your local travel agent such as Barrhead is the best way to find deals that suit your budget, enjoy great value for money and ensure guaranteed financial protection.”