It is hard to believe that package holidays were first introduced to the UK in 40 years. This was when the majority of UK citizens saw travel as a luxury for the wealthy and the well-to-do. A summer vacation consisted of a trip to the seaside in resorts like Blackpool, Bournemouth, and Bognor Regis. Camping and caravanning holidays were popular and many families stayed in chalets on popular holiday camps such as Pontins and Butlins. These memories are still cherished by many.
However, package travel pioneers wanted to make tourism affordable to all. They looked for other revenue streams to expand their businesses and visionaries such as Sir Freddie Laker, founder of Laker Airways, made it possible to make travel accessible to everyone. Popular sitcoms mocked early holidays, but the family vacation to resorts like Costa del Sol quickly became a norm. Once it was started, the exodus from sun-kissed destinations in summer went from a trickle into a torrent. Package holidays are here to stay!
Package holidays had a negative impact on many of the first popular destinations. This was because there was a lack of accommodation suitable for them. This led to an explosion in high-rise apartments and hotels that completely destroyed the originality and beauty of many resort areas.
The Canary Island of Lanzarote was one area that was spared by the madness of building. This island was protected from the destruction of the surrounding areas.
Lanzarote is now one of Europe’s most loved holiday destinations, not just during the summer months but throughout the year. The Island has a year-round climate which makes it enjoyable for any season.
What can you expect to get from a holiday in Lanzarote? Lanzarote is a charming island that appeals to all types of tourists. You will find a lot of sun-kissed beaches that you can relax on and get a good tan. The beaches offer a variety of water sports if the heat gets too much. For the children, snorkeling and masks will be a great way to view a wide range of fish that swim in the foreshore. Paddlers are completely unaware of their presence.
Lanzarote is more than sun, sand and sand. The island has a rich tapestry full of local charms and culture. You will find a riot of colour and music if you visit during the carnival season.
Cesar Manrique, a world-famous artist from the island, is another important aspect of local culture. Manrique was the principal architect responsible for the building restrictions on the island. His outstanding legacy of architecture has been almost woven into the fabric of the island.
A trip to Timanfaya national Park, a volcanic paradise that reminds you of an era when a roaming dinosaur wouldn’t be out of place, is another must-see.
There are many holiday homes and apartments available for private rental in Paving Bournemouth. Package holidays are still very popular, but independent travel is becoming more popular. Many holiday villas are booked well in advance so make sure you book your stay.