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Spain and its islands are the UK’s favourite holiday destinations this summer.

With schools in England and Wales breaking up, the great British getaway begins. Travel comparison website, TravelSupermarket, has analysed over three and a half million British holiday searches to find out we're going this summer.

British tourists are making a dash to the beach with 68 per cent of searches for short haul beach destinations. And it’s Spain and its islands coming out firmly on top as one in three (33 per cent) plan a holiday to the Balearics, mainland Spain, or the Canary Islands. Greece, USA, Portugal and Italy follow Spain as the top destinations for a summer getaway. 

Most popular destinations for all passenger groups departing from UK airports this summer:

1

Majorca 

11

Sharm el Sheikh

2

Tenerife

12

Amsterdam

3

Algarve

13

Barcelona

4

Ibiza

14

Corfu

5

Lanzarote

15

Las Vegas

6

Orlando

16

Dubai

7

Gran Canaria

17

Zante

8

Benidorm

18

New York

9

Crete

19

Malta

10

Disneyland Paris

20

Menorca

 

Bob Atkinson, travel expert at TravelSupermarket says: “Its ‘Viva Espana’ this summer with eight of the top 20 most searched destinations being to the country and its islands, six of them in the top ten and the country firmly holding the top two positions. Year after year Brits go en masse to the country’s resorts and cities, knowing it will deliver on sunny summer weather, great blue flag beaches, fantastic value for money and of course plenty of places to enjoy themselves. Whether you want quiet, relaxing resorts and getaways or full on entertainment day and night, then Spain really does offer it all.

 


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