LONDON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-London travellers know where to go to soak up the sun, say Holiday Hypermarket-
Leading online travel retailer, Holiday Hypermarket, has named its top beach destinations for Londoners based on the number of bookings and departures from London Airports at the start of 2012.
Topping the list is Tenerife, the largest island in the Canaries, and a destination that has seen a spike in the number of Britons travelling there over the past three years. Palma, the port city of Majorca and capital of the Balearic Islands, is another hot island destination for London travellers, with Cancún in southern Mexico following close behind.
Calum MacDonald, Marketing Manager at Holiday Hypermarket, comments: "Part of the appeal is that these islands have adapted to Londoners' tastes - whether it comes in the form of boutique hotels, adventure sports or cheap and cheerful two-star hotels. We offer cheap holidays to popular resorts on these islands - for example, Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos in Tenerife - making it quick and convenient to book holidays there.
"Beach destinations came up trumps this winter with Londoners booking Egypt holidays in Sharm el Sheikh on the Red Sea Riviera as well. This implies that people are eager to visit warm beaches serviced by short, direct flights that are affordable. This gives holidaymakers the chance to escape the city and be on the beach before sunset.
"Many of these destinations are as pleasant in winter as they are in summer, when the weather can get incredibly hot. Cooler temperatures mean visitors can enjoy outdoor activities like walking, hiking and cycling, and because the seas remain warm, tourists can swim, snorkel, scuba dive and generally enjoy the sunshine all-year-round."
About Holiday Hypermarket:
Holiday Hypermarket (http://www.holidayhypermarket.co.uk/) is a UK based holiday comparison community. We are passionate about helping people in the UK explore, learn and enjoy the world by removing the obstacles that keep them from getting the most out of their holidays. We do this by providing a completely independent travel comparison site that allows you to effortlessly find the best deals with the assistance of a knowledgeable community of fellow travellers who love to share travel advice.
With Holiday Hypermarket you have access to a huge number of travel suppliers which will help you put together flexible, restriction free, itineraries. This, combined with our excellent customer service and vibrant online community, makes Holiday Hypermarket a great place to start exploring the world.
SOURCE Holiday Hypermarket