This month sees the last ever Club 18-30 – and prices have rocketed

The final flight, which leaves Manchester on October 27, only has three seats left – with customers heading for a three-night all-inclusive holiday at BH Mallorca in Magaluf at a cost of £618pp.

Thomas Cook announced that it was axing the raunchy breaks for good earlier this summer, but said at the time that it was open to buyers.

However, there has been insufficient interest and the travel company has decided to shut down.

Instead, the operator is focusing on its new hotel brand Cook’s Club instead – as millennials shy away from holidays revolving around sex and booze.

It said: “We also have high hopes for our new hotel brand, Cook’s Club, which we plan to roll out at scale for summer 2019 to attract a new generation of design-conscious holidaymakers to Thomas Cook at great value prices.”

During the Club 18-30 peak, it unashamedly boasted of its reputation for casual sex and drunkenness with the slogan: “It’s go big or go home and only the legendary will do.”

According to research done by Thomas Cook, young people are now more interested in "ego travel" trips that look better on Instagram and Facebook.

When the news that Club 18-30 was announced, thousands of saddened Brits took a trip down memory lane to remember their own boozy breaks with the company, including the journalist Samantha Brick who sued to produce the TVs series Ibiza Uncovered.

The package holiday brand that offers a mix of sunshine, boozing and sex for singles in destinations across Greece, Cyprus, the Balearics and Bulgaria has been a British institution since the 1960s.

Club 18-30 was founded in 1965 by a company called the Horizon Group, marketed at young single people and couples without kids.

The first holiday was to Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava – with 580 young people flown out.

The holidays were also a handy way for the company to fill empty seats on night flights, with young booze-hungry Brits who wanted to escape away without their families.

Once there, Brits shedded their clothes and their inhibitions on holidays that became known for sex, sea and sangria.

They took off even more when air fares started to drop in the 1970s and 80s.

Then a controversial ad campaign for the holidays in 1995 made headlines around the world, with billboard slogans including "Beaver Espana" and "Be up at the crack of Dawn… or Julie… or…".

Another complained-about ad read: “It's not all sex, sex, sex. There's a bit of sun and sea as well”.

But the Club 18-30 holidays were cemented forever in the nation’s memory with TV favourite Club Reps, which ran for three series on ITV.

Set in Faliraki and Playa Del Ingles, the show followed the lives of club reps on the scene, featuring ex-EastEnders’ Joe Swash in the first episode, getting kicked out of a hotel for bad behaviour.

But as raunchy behaviour in the resorts reached new heights, many locals started to turn against the holidays that bought boozed up Brits and bad behaviour.

In 2015 the Greek resort of Kos shut down most of its bars and clubs and completely got rid of the 18-30 element it previously been known for from its town.

This combined with a new generation of young people who are more interested in healthy living and social media than cheap shots sounded the death knell for the business.

The owner of Ibiza Rocks, Andy McKay – who has enjoyed record bookings this year with a very different business model, revealed to Sun Online Travel that millennials just want something different from a holiday these days.

He said: "The power of Instagram and selfie culture has completely set an agenda – that generation aren't after an 18-30-style holiday.

"They want to choose what they do and when – they don't want to be told they're going to this club or that.

"Young people are very tuned into music and self-image – and they want specific experiences that Club 18-30 doesn't offer.

"These days people are more interested in getting the perfect selfie by a poolside at 4pm than they are taking photos at 4am in a club when they don't look their best.

"People are into making healthier choices – they aren't drinking as much either – and if they want sex, there's an app for that now."

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