Half-term holiday offerss to mark easing of foreign travel restrictions

Holidaymakers can mark the end of traffic light travel restrictions in time for an October half-term break.

Holiday bookings have surged by 200 per cent compared with August since the rules change at the last Government travel review, according to travel agents.

But there are still some fantastic bargains to be had.

Pre-departure tests will no longer be required for many destinations and it is hoped costly PCR checks will have been replaced by less expensive lateral flow tests in many parts of the UK.

Here are some of the deals available during October, sourced by comparison site TravelSupermarket.



Ready for a holiday as rules are eased

London/South East airports:

Gran Canaria : Apartamentos Monte Feliz, Bahia Feliz, 4* Depart Luton on 11 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £205pp. More information here.

Turkey (need to take test to enter, irrespective of vaccine status): Dosi, Side, 4* all-inclusive. Depart Stansted on 18 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £309pp. More information here.

Corfu : Alexandros Hotel, Kanoni, 4* all-inclusive. Depart Stansted on 17 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £247pp. More information here.

Algarve (need to take a test to enter, irrespective of vaccination status): Clube VilaRosa, Praia da Rocha, 3* all-inclusive. Depart Stansted, Luton or Gatwick on 12 or 13 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £264pp. More information here.

Costa Blanca : Aparthotel Terralta, Benidorm, 4* self-catering. Depart Stansted on 15 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £186pp. More information here.

Madeira : Monte Mar Palace, Sao Vicent, 4* all-inclusive. Depart Luton on 12 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £336pp. More information here.

Birmingham

Costa del Sol : H10 Estepona Palace, Sotogrande, 3* all-inclusive. Depart Birmingham on 12 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £254pp. More information here.

Majorca : EIX Lagotel Holiday Resort, Playa de Muro, 3* all-inclusive. Depart Birmingham on 14 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £318pp. More information here.

Madeira : Duas Torres, Funchal. 4* self-catering. Depart Birmingham on 11 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £323pp. More information here.

Crete : Cretan Sun Hotel & Apartments, Tavronitis. 3* self-catering. Depart Birmingham on 19 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £171pp. More information here.

Fuerteventura : Castillo Playa, Costa Caleta, 3* self-catering. . Depart Birmingham on 18 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £248pp. More information here.

Portugal mainland (Irrespective of vaccination status, need to take a test to enter Portugal): Agua Marinha, Olhos d’Agua, 3* B&B. Depart Birmingham on 12 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £145pp. More information here.

Manchester

Madeira : Sao Paulo e Alegria, Funchal, 3* B&B. Depart Manchester on 12 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £280pp. More information here.

The Algarve: (Need to take test before entry even if double vaxxed): Vitor’s Plaza, Praia do Vau, 4* self-catering. Depart Manchester on 12 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £171pp. More information here.

Fuerteventura : Caybeach Caleta, Costa Caleta, 3* B&B. Depart Manchester on 19 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £319pp. More information here.

Corfu : Pegasus Hotel, Roda, 3* B&B. Depart Manchester on 10 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £179pp. More information here.

Costa Brava : Gran Hotel Flamingo, Lloret de Mar, 4* half board. Depart Manchester on 14 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £258pp. More information here.

Newcastle

Majorca : Nordeste Playa, Ca’n Picafort, 3* all-inclusive. Depart Newcastle on 13 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £268pp. More information here.

Crete : Villa Mare Monte, Malia, 4* self-catering. Depart Newcastle on 19 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £252pp. More information here.

Gran Canaria : Apartamentos Monte Feliz, Bahia Feliz, 3* self-catering. Depart Newcastle on 12 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £319pp. More information here.

Corfu : Morfeas Hotel, Kavos, 2* B&B. Depart Newcastle on 11 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £289pp. More information here.

Costa Blanca : Aparthotel Terralta, Benidorm, 4* half board. Depart Newcastle on 11 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £279pp. More information here.

Madeira : Duas Torres, Funchal, 4* self-catering. Depart Newcastle on 12 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £338pp. More information here.

Leeds Bradford

Crete : Cretan Sun Hotel & Apartments, Tavronitis, 3* B&B. Depart Leeds Bradford on 17 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £177pp. More information here.

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Corfu : Christakis, Sidari, 3* self-catering. Depart Leeds Bradford on 13 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £196pp. More information here.

Costa Blanca : Pueblo Acantilado Suites, Villajoyosa, 4* self-catering. Depart Leeds Bradford on 12 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £171pp. More information here.

Costa del Sol : Checkin Colina del Paraiso, Guadalmina, 4* self-catering. Depart Leeds Bradford on 13 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £197pp. More information here.

Majorca: EIX Lagotel Holiday Resort, Playa de Muro, 3* all-inclusive. Depart Leeds Bradford on 14 Oct for seven nights for two adults from £318pp. More information here.

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