Gold Medal has reported a huge year-on-year increase in bookings secured over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
The long-haul operator saw agents booking 887 per cent more holidays to Florida over the long weekend compared with the Easter break in 2016 with 85 per cent of sales being forward bookings for 2018 holidays.
Gold Medal is offering guaranteed pricing on packages to Orlando flying with Virgin Atlantic throughout 2018 including peak periods and school holidays.
Other popular destinations for bookings over the Easter bank holiday weekend include the Indian Ocean which was up 251 per cent and the Maldives and Mauritius up 270 per cent and 215 per cent respectively.
Oceania was also a popular destination with sales up to the region by 152 per cent overall. New Zealand was a key choice with bookings over the period up by 175 per cent year on year and Australia showing a 152 per cent increase.