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Oct 08

Jamaica and Cuba touted as the top selling Caribbean destinations for 2014

Sales up 50% year on year

Want an idea for your next holiday? Following a recent report from the Post Office which positions Jamaica as the cheapest Caribbean island to visit for travellers on a budget, online travel agent loveholidays.com has conducted its own research into top selling Caribbean holiday destinations:

  • Research shows the majority of Jamaica holidays booked are all-inclusive holidays so the price of a holiday is not significantly affected by falling costs of food and drink in resort
  • Jamaica bookings are up by 50% on 2012.
  • An average seven night holiday to Jamaica in winter 2013/14 costs from only £893pp
  • Jamaica is the fastest growing Caribbean destination for loveholidays.com, growing at 50% year on year. However Cuba is still the most popular Caribbean destination accounting for 70% of bookings to the region.

COO of loveholidays.com Jonny Marsh concluded: “Jamaica was once considered unsafe by many but our customers are seeing it as increasingly desirable.

After seeing a 50% increase this year and with the added incentive of our low deposits from just £49pp, we expect our sales of Jamaica holidays to continue to grow, in particular, our all inclusive holidays for 2014. This growth represents Jamaica’s exceptional value compared to some other Caribbean resorts, so the spike in bookings is due to a combination of great value prices and an improving image. At present we offer luxury all-inclusive holidays to Jamaica from as little as £893pp. This compares to other Caribbean destinations where a seven night all inclusive break can reach as much as £1299.

The Post Office report is interesting but as many of our clients book an all-inclusive break many remain unaffected by falling prices of food and drink.

Cuba holidays also represent fantastic value for money but until recently they have remained off the mainstream tourist radar. It’s only a matter of time before flights resume from Miami so now is the time to go if customers want to experience a true taste of Cuba. With the price of a 5 star all inclusive package, coming in at £529pp, Cuba is another Caribbean island representing terrific value.”