British Airways Customers Vote the Caribbean as Top Summer Holiday Destination

CRAWLEY, England, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

British Airways has revealed that, according to its recent poll, the Caribbean tops the list of destinations where the public would most like to spend their summer holiday.

Caribbean holidays have proved popular, followed closely by sunny South Africa and Florida. The results may not come as much of a surprise, as the British summer continues to disappoint with long spells of cold and wet weather.

British Airways has made it even easier for customers to get away to several Caribbean destinations as well as family favourite, Florida, with extra flights from Gatwick for the summer. There are now three extra flights to Orlando, increasing to 10 flights a week in total. Flights to Barbados, St Lucia and Antigua are now available daily, and there is an extra flight a week to Kingston in Jamaica, increasing from two to three a week.

Followers of the airline on Facebook listed Florida, London and holidays in the Maldives in the top 5 after the Caribbean and South Africa.

Many respondents also chose 'a relaxing beach vacation' for their favourite type of holiday this summer over 'romantic city-breaks', 'fun-filled family getaways' and 'an all-action adventure trip'.

Claire Bentley, British Airways Holidays Managing Director, said: "The thought of relaxing on a stunning beach, in the warm and friendly Caribbean is a real draw as the summer weather continues to be a bit of a let down. Equally, South Africa is a real dream destination with Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Garden route all top attractions, while Florida is proving as popular as ever as an all-round destination with fantastic beaches, great attractions and weather.

"We've had a great response to our Facebook poll which just shows how important holidays are to people."

More information can be found at http://www.facebook.com/britishairways.

About British Airways:

British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations - including holidays in Rome and flights to Copenhagen, as well as hotels, car rental with Avis and experiences. Customers can save time and money with ba.com when booking ATOL protected holiday packages, ATOL number is 5985. Passengers are offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed customers' expectations, both in terms of the value for money and quality of the service provided.

Press Contact:
Claire Ioannou
Astral Towers
Crawley
West Sussex
RH11 8PJ
+44(0)1293-722513
http://www.ba.com

SOURCE British Airways




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