Holiday prices surging, says Which?

Holiday prices have jumped by hundreds of pounds compared to last year, according to new Which? research.

It found those booking a summer 2023 package holiday between 1 November 2022 and 3 January this year would have paid 19% more on average.

When Which? compared the average prices for six popular destinations  it found Greece had seen the steepest rises.

A week’s holiday cost on average 30% more than in 2022.

Italy, Spain and Turkey have seen prices rise by a fifth or more.

Which? also examined data on flights and hotels.

Flights have seen the most significant increases, with prices this Easter up a whopping 51%.

Which? analysed prices for direct flights to 15 destinations in Spain, France, Italy, Greece and the US.

It found Italy and Greece have seen the most significant rises, both up a staggering 71%.

The US, which has the highest average fares at £1,527 per seat, saw the smallest price increase, at just under a third (31%).

It also compared the average price of booking three and four-star hotels in Easter 2022 and Easter 2023.

On average, it found that UK hotel rates have risen by almost a fifth (19%).

International hotel rates have risen by 23% on average

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