- The most popular holiday destination that Brits want to go to this summer are Spain, followed by Portugal, Greece, the United States, France, United Arab Emirates, and Turkey.
With the news that lockdown is coming to an end, the travel industry jumped up and down for joy. But, not as much as those who have been dreaming of holidays abroad.
According to EasyJet, once Boris Johnson made his announcement their flight bookings jumped by 337%, and package holidays jumped by 630%.
EasyJet have said their most popular bookings were Málaga, Alicante, and Palma in Spain, Faro in Portugal, and the Greek island of Crete.
If you are like me and grabbed your suitcase and packed it as soon as Boris Johnson announced his roadmap out of lockdown, then you may be wondering where to go for a summer holiday. After I finished packing my suitcase and ordering my new swimming trunks, which I had to do thanks to the see-food diet that I was on during lockdown, I decided to ask our readers where they would like to go on holiday.
It is no secret that holiday prices have gone through the roof, and some travel companies are taking advantage, but it hasn’t stopped people from booking a summer holiday. So, I asked 3,000 In2town Lifestyle Magazine readers where they would like to go on holiday, and if this what they had to say.
When we had our readers which top holiday destination, they wanted to take a holiday in this summer Spain came out on top. It is an obvious choice with Brits, but where in Spain did they want to go on holiday?
Majorca, which is the largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands came as the number one choice. With its white-sand beaches and clear water, it was no surprise that Majorca was the holiday destination Brits were rushing to book.
So, where else in Spain did our readers want to go on holiday this summer. Benidorm came in as a close second, followed by Ibiza.
Portugal came second on our list of Top Holiday Destination Brits Want To Visit This Summer. 16.3 million visitors each year visit Portugal, and if you have not been, then you really must.
One of my favourite places in Portugal is Porto, and it seems our readers agree. Porto was the first place our readers would like to go on holiday in Portugal, followed by Albufeira, and Tavira.
Greece has always been a top holiday destination for Brits. Greece has amazing beaches, food, weather, and its value for money. When I go to Greece, I like to book my holiday separately. I find you get more for your money if you avoid the travel agents and find your own flights and hotel.
Create was the top holiday destination that Brits visiting Greece wanted to go to, followed by Rhodes.
The United States
The United States over the years has become a more affordable destination to visit. Popular TV shows like NCIS LA and Blue Bloods have helped boost tourism.
According to our readers who want to take a holiday in the United States, the destinations they want to visit are New York, California, and Las Vegas.
I do love France, but if you look at the big travel agents, they ignore France which is a shame. France was the country Brits loved to travel to, either by plane or by coach, but now it has become harder to book package holidays. Hopefully, that will change.
The Top Summer Holiday destinations in France that our readers want to visit are Saint-Tropez, and Cap d’Antibes.
United Arab Emirates
Thanks to celebrities, United Arab Emirates has become a very popular holiday destination in recent years, and soon could become in the top five places people want to visit.
There was only one place our readers wanted to visit in the United Arab Emirates, and that was Dubai. It is a lovely place to visit, and if you are visiting Australia for a holiday, then I would recommend stopping in Dubai for a couple of days.
I have to be honest; I am not a fan of Turkey. I love the food, but the last time I visited Turkey it was too hot. I also found it a bit boring. I know a lot of people will say, what am I talking about, but that is my opinion.
The top holiday destinations in Turkey that our readers wanted to visit this summer are Marmaris, and Antalya.
So, there you have it. The top holiday destinations that Brits want to visit this year are Spain, Portugal, Greece, the United States, France, United Arab Emirates, and Turkey.