Owners of travel firm Thomson say surge in demand from sun-seeking Britons has boosted bookings

By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail1

Published: 16:02 EST, 23 September 2015 | Updated: 16:03 EST, 23 September 2015

Thomson’s summer bookings rose 5 per cent year on year

Tour operator Thomson s parent company TUI joined fellow travel firms in reporting a surge in demand from Britons looking to jet off on Discount Holidays © holiday as it reported a particularly strong performance from the UK over the summer. Summer bookings rose 5 per cent year on year, while average selling prices were up 1 per cent. The group added that the winter season was in line with expectations, with UK bookings rising by 8 per cent.

It confirmed it has cut its Tunisian holidays until March 2016 following the recent terrorist attack. Tunisia accounted for around 3 per cent of UK sales last winter. Shares closed 30p higher at 1208p.

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  1. ^ City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail (www.thisismoney.co.uk)

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