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It’s the last day of Summer… but Brits just wanna have sun!

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September 22, 2017 at 12:15

This year’s wet British Summer might officially be over as of today, but rather than having a last of the summer ‘whine’, we are getting some sunshine booked in.

Jet2holidays data shows that searches and bookings to winter sun destinations are on the up ahead of the last day of summer today (Friday 22nd September).

When it comes to a dose of winter sunshine, the Canary Islands are the ‘shore thing’ for Britons, with the most searched hotspots being Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura which account for the majority of winter sun searches.* With year-round sunshine and winter temperatures averaging more than 20°C, in comparison to 5°C-7°C in the UK**, it’s not hard to see why.

Other locations attracting winter sunseekers include Costa Blanca, the Algarve, Costa Del Sol, Madeira, Paphos and Majorca.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “With the UK summer officially coming to an end today, many people are stopping and saying to themselves ‘what UK summer?’ That explains why we are seeing a surge of interest to winter sun destinations such as the Canary Islands, Spain and Portugal. It’s easy to see why people are looking for a winter sun getaway, particularly when you consider the appeal of 20°C-plus temperatures in some of our most popular winter sun destinations.”

The top 10 most popular winter sun destinations, based on searches on the Jet2holidays website are as follows, with average temperatures shown:

Position

Destination

Average Winter Temperature**

1

Tenerife

23°C

2

Lanzarote

22°C

3

Gran Canaria

22°C

4

Fuerteventura

22°C

5

Costa Blanca

17°C

6

Algarve

17°C

7

Costa Del Sol

18°C

8

Madeira

21°C

9

Paphos

15°C

10

Majorca

17°C

*Top 10 most popular destinations for winter sun (Based on September 2017 web activity on www.Jet2holidays.com to date).

** Average Winter temperatures.