MANCHESTER, England, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online travel agent On the Beach has released its ten most popular destinations for British tourists this coming summer. The list is dominated by Spain as seven of the featured destinations are located in the European country. The travel agent has attributed this trend to the availability of cheap flights to the country's many excellent resorts.
The list ranks the top ten destinations based upon total projected departures during July and August. Resorts placed in the following order: Majorca, Ibiza, Dalaman, the Algarve, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Bodrum, Costa Blanca and Fuerteventura. Bodrum, the Algarve and Dalaman are the only entries on the list which are not in Spain.
Costa Blanca and Fuerteventura are appearing on this list for the first time this year. According to On the Beach this is a significant development as it shows the growing dominance of Spanish holidays.
Alistair Daly, Marketing Director of On the Beach, comments: "This list clearly demonstrates that Spain is as popular as ever, in with millions of British holidaymakers heading to resorts on the mainland and its excellent island resorts. This shift in popularity can primarily be attributed to the creation of new low cost routes to airports in Spain – these flights allow our customers to embark on holidays to Majorca, the Canary Islands and the mainland without spending a great deal on airfare. This summer people are very focused on getting abroad without overspending – Spain is clearly the place to do so."
About On the Beach:
Founded in 1995, On the Beach is one of the UK's leading online travel agencies carrying over 500,000 passengers every year (ABTA K0813). On the Beach provides value for money flights and hotels in the world's most popular beach holiday destinations. On the Beach provides consumers with a huge selection of travel products, from 50 million available seats, more than 30,000 hotels around the world, insurance and in-resort transfer partners. Customers can book online at onthebeach.co.uk or by calling the UK call centre on 0870 606 07 08.
As the expert provider of DIY beach holidays to the UK market, On the Beach is so confident of its industry leading position, it offers a market leading price match guarantee for its customers. On the Beach will refund the difference if a lower price is found for the same product on any UK website*.
*Offer applies to exact product match
SOURCE On the Beach