21 MARCH 2017 – Dubai is a hot family favourite for 2017

A massive increase in product choice, more affordable flights and guaranteed sun, has led to a major increase in family holiday bookings to Dubai in the first quarter of the year, says Travel Republic.

The leading online travel agent, has revealed booking figures for a Dubai holiday have increased by a dramatic 64% amongst families since the beginning of 2017, compared to the same period last year*.

Family Holiday in Dubai

And Dubai has leapt into Travel Republic’s Top 10 destinations for 2017 with  an overall increase of 39% across all bookings year on year, with family holidays showing the biggest growth, and strong demand for all inclusive now available across a wide range of luxury hotels.

Ian Simmonds, Managing Director for Travel Republic, says, “The increase of family holidays to Dubai from the beginning of 2017 demonstrates an ever growing demand for new destinations that many families haven’t been to before.”

“Dubai is a destination that has always seen growing popularity with Travel Republic customers, with the majority of our bookings coming from couple’s holidays**, so it is particularly pleasing to see such a strong growth and enthusiasm amongst our family customers to take advantage of affordable flights and luxury accommodation in the jewel of the Middle East.”

Family holiday in Dubai

The results announcement follows Travel Republic’s biggest peaks campaign in the UK and Ireland at the beginning of 2017. The “Yours for the Making” campaign, showcased the reward holidaymakers get by creating a holiday experience that elevates their time away above and beyond the usual.

Families considering a last minute trip over the Easter holidays, can take advantage of a 5 night stay, B&B, at 4* Cassells Al Barsha Hotel from a total price of £3,064 for a family of four, when flying from London Heathrow.

For further information, visit www.travelrepublic.co.uk

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Notes to Editors:

 *Comparison of bookings made between January 1st and March 15th 2017 with the same period in 2016

 **Between January 1st and March 15th 2017, 51% of bookings made to Dubai are couples holidays.

Press Contacts:

Vanessa Lee

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PR and Social Media Manager Travel Republic

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 About Travel Republic:

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With more than two million holidaymakers booking annually through their websites in the UK and Ireland, Travel Republic is one of the largest and most well-established online travel agents in Europe. With access to over 300,000 hotels, 500 airlines and over 1,000 destinations, Travel Republic offers a breadth of choice for holiday makers. They have been successfully helping people book their hotels, flights and other travel arrangements for over 13 years.