14th March 2011
- get 39 days of sunshine for just 14 days
Leisure airline Jet2.com
and package holiday specialist Jet2holidays
are urging holidaymakers to make the most of the unique way the bank holidays
fall this year – by only using 14 days annual leave to get 39 days away!
With the extra bank holiday
provided by the Royal Wedding, along with the late date of Easter in 2011, workers
across the UK are wising up to the fact they only need to use a few days of
their annual entitlement to get an 11 day break. But people they need to book
now if they want to get their top choice of destination to jet off to.
Steve Heapy, managing director of Jet2holidays,
said: “The way the bank holidays work in 2011 is really unusual, so it makes
sense to make the most of them this year! You could easily get an 11 day break
across the Royal Wedding, Easter and May Day holiday, only using three days of
annual leave. And at Christmas if you fly on the Friday 23 and return
on the 2 January, again you may only need to use three days for a 10 day break.
With the spring and summer bank holidays too – which fall in school holidays –
it makes sense to make the most of all the ‘free’ days.
“Technically, for someone who has
the basic holiday allowance of 20 days plus the standard bank holidays, you
could go away across all the bank holidays for 39 days and still have six days
annual leave left! At Jet2holidays we offer flexible
durations of 1 to 42 nights enabling people to choose the length of their
holiday to make the most of their time off. People have quickly cottoned on to
the idea, so you need to book quickly if you want to make sure you can get the
time off - or to bag the best breaks!”
For those savvy holidaymakers looking
to make the most of their holiday entitlement, we have some great packages to
help you get away for less over the bank holidays:
Benidorm, 10 nights departing from Newcastle
on 22 April
Stay at the 3-star Primavera Park
Apartments in the new end of bustling Benidorm. The popular Levante Beach is just 700 metres away, with a multitude
of watersports on offer.
£459 per person for
10 nights self catering based on two adults sharing, including resort transfers and 22kgs of luggage.
San Antonio Bay, Ibiza, seven nights
departing from Manchester on 28 May
Stay at the 3-star Marvell Complex
Apartments which boast excellent bay views and
gentle sea breezes. Couples, families and friends will enjoy soaking up the
rays on the extensive pool terrace and exploring the bustling local resorts.
Four kilometres from the famous nightlife of San Antonio, there are an
impressive array of shops, bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity.
£489 per person for
seven nights self catering based on two adults sharing, including resort transfers and 22kgs of luggage.
Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, 10
nights, departing from Leeds Bradford on 23 December
Stay at the 4* Hotel Las Palomas, Torremolinos,
situated 200m from the golden sands of Playa de la
Carihuela beach. Within easy reach of the busy resort centre, this hotel
provides a relaxing setting for couples, families and friends alike.
Price: £599 per person for 10 nights half board based on two
adults sharing, including resort
transfers and 22kgs of luggage.
people select their holiday by type – Family Choice, Adults Choice, Late ‘n’
Lively or Luxe Collection – and offers breaks in over 200
resorts across 40 destinations, all flying with friendly sister airline Jet2.com from eight airports.
flights at www.Jet2.com and holidays at www.Jet2holidays.com