What's Hot for Half-Term Holidays?

Oct 17, 2012, 10:00 ET from Thomas Cook

LONDON, October 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

• School holidays mark mass exodus for family holidaymakers

• Spanish destinations remain favourites with half-term travellers

Thomas Cook offers a variety of holidays for families looking to escape during school holidays

With half-term on the horizon, bagging yourself a bargain for cheap package holidays has never been easier now that you can search for the best deals online from the comfort of your own home.

Thomas Cook offers plenty of deals for would-be travellers and prove that one of the best times of the year to take advantage of their many deals is at half term.

The school break is a fantastic opportunity for all the family to enjoy a holiday together and there are some popular destinations that are perennial favourites due to their great facilities and guaranteed warm weather.


Package holidays to Benidorm are one of the most popular deals that families from the UK take advantage of for the midterm break. The attractions of the twin beaches Playa de Levante and Playa de Poniente which make up Benidorm's bay provide the backdrop for a great getaway.

Three miles of golden sandy beaches lay a short walk away from a superb range of accommodation found at popular resorts. Europe's largest water park, 'Aqualandia', is also a nearby attraction and Costa Blanca's SeaWorld 'Mundomar' is close at hand, meaning there are plenty of diversions for visitors of all ages.


For sun seekers looking to top up the tan, somewhere that can boast 300 days of sun a year might be something of a temptation. Cheap holidays to Malta mean that a break on 'the Jewel of the Mediterranean' is only a 3 hour flight from the UK and, with Thomas Cook deals at top class hotels such as Hotel Qawra Palace, you can get the best value for money on your trip.

Malta has a fantastic range of resorts with something for all tastes. Sliema is well known for having an impressive range of modern facilities and other towns such as Bugibba offer more historic attractions for anyone keen to investigate the grand history of this ancient island.

Gran Canaria

Holidays in Gran Canaria are something of an open secret with people who like to take their trips outside of the high season summer months. With a climate that is famous due to the island's location in the Atlantic Ocean, resorts such as Playa Taurito, Playa Amadores, Meloneras and Salobre offer a range of modern accommodation and some of the best beaches on the continent.

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