FLORIDA is officially the most popular holiday destination for Ellesmere Port residents.

That’s according to staff at The Thomson featuring First Choice Superstore at Cheshire Oaks, who say  Saturday, January 19, is predicted to be the town’s busiest day for holiday bookings.

Booking patterns in the last three years show holidaymakers in Ellesmere Port look to escape the gloomy January blues in favour of warmer climates, showing a high demand for destinations such as Florida, Mexico and Las Vegas, as well as trips to Disneyland Paris and Tenerife.

Families in the area tend to prefer First Choice Holiday Villages and all-inclusive properties like Splash World, while cruise holidays are likely to be a popular choice for 2013.

Five dedicated cruise specialists have been allocated at the Cheshire Oaks store to advise residents on the wide range of options available to them.

In addition, there will be a dedicated cruise event taking place on February 8 and 9.

The store has also seen an increase in the number of enquiries and bookings for weddings in 2013, with Cyprus and Mexico the most popular destinations to tie the knot abroad.

Lisa Buckley, manager of the Cheshire Oaks Thomson Superstore, said: “With January weather at its worst, many people want a holiday in the sunshine to look forward to.

“This year we expect people to book early as last summer there were very few late deals available in July and August as a result of the bad weather. “Therefore, some people waiting until the last minute to book their holidays missed out.

“Booking in January allows, families especially, an easy way to budget for their holidays as there are low deposits available from £75 per person or from £200 per family and they can pay the cost of the holiday in instalments.”

Book your appointment with a Thomson holiday designer by calling the store on 0844 5614646.

The Pioneer recently ran an article about a new Debenhams superstore proposed for Cheshire Oaks. In it we incorrectly stated the Thomson featuring First Choice store had ceased trading. This is not the case and we are happy to rectify this error.