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Where the British Are Holidaying Summer 2008

Jun 7, 2008
Traditionally British holidaymakers book their summer holidays early, a hangover from the days when people would visit a travel agent and pay in weekly or monthly over six months, with the advent of the internet not changing that tradition much.

Travel industry estimates suggest that 12 million Britons book their 2008 summer holiday by the end of February.

Due to this overwhelming statistic, it's possible that the number of late deals on offer from travel agents will be in short supply this year.

Where are the British going this summer? What places are on the top of their list as fun and adventurous holiday spots? Let's take a look at the top 5 holiday destinations chosen by British holidaymakers for their summer holidays this year:


You may have heard of Tenerife referred to as Paradise Island. That's because here you will find sunshine year-round, as well as sandy white beaches that stretch for miles. Tenerife offers luxury hotel accommodation for a quick trip to the islands or an extended family stay. Tourists like the resorts located at Los Christianos and Playa de las Americas, located southwest of the island.


Orlando, Florida is the ultimate holiday for families and couples alike. Visit Mickey Mouse and friends at Walt Disney World, watch amazing shows at Sea World, catch up on your favourite movies at Universal Studios, and stay in some of the best themed resorts available in the U.S. Not only is Orlando known for its famous theme parks, but British tourists will also enjoy other attractions such as:

* Unique shopping emporiums
* World-class dining establishments
* Disney cruises
* Breathtaking golf courses
* Unparalleled night life and entertainment
* And much more!


Closer to home for the British, Majorca is the largest island of the Balearic Islands. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea off the southeast coast of Spain.

Majorca is the home of the Almudaina Palace, which is surrounded by the majestic S'Hort des Rei Gardens. Here you can see other historical landmarks such as the Bellver Castle, Catedral (La Seu), and Llotja, a 15-century reminiscent of early mercantile days in Morjca. This destination is popular because of its wealth of history, as well as exciting nightlife, casinos and entertaining festivals.


A four hour flight as opposed to less than two for Majorca, Lanzarote offers holiday guests a relaxed atmosphere. It is here that you will discover the common use of camels to transport goods, and enjoy a desert like climate.

Lanzarote is at the most northeastern tip of the Canary Islands. It is interesting to note that this is a volcanic island. British tourists won't find many bustling nightlife clubs here, but they will enjoy immaculate white beaches, the San Gines Lagoon, and placid waters. The resorts at Lanzarote are luxurious and can accommodate couples and families.

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is referred to as the miniature continent because of its vast array of landscapes. You will find there are about 20 different climates to experience in this one island. This is the perfect holiday spot for:

* Deep sea fishing
* Climbing
* Surfing
* Golfing
* Diving

The accommodations at Gran Canaria can range anywhere from luxury hotel suites to fully-equipped self catering apartments.

When visiting Gran Canaria, make sure to take a tour via jeep that takes you off the beaten path to experience the real splendor of the island. Helicopter tours are also available to give you a bird's eye view of the island if that suits your fancy or choose from one of the many other tours that lead you to exotic and adventurous places.

Later bookings for British holidaymakres could see interest in Turkey, which doesn't use the Euro and has a poor exchange rate against the British Pound, and various locations in the US.

Some reports suggest that although the Euro is used, Lanzarote is seeing an increased number of British tourists on late bookings this year.
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