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Internet summer holiday searches up 34%

Holidaymakers are sticking to their old habits and choosing to travel during the traditional summer period.

The online travel website Cheapflights has revealed that summer travel searches are up 34% year on year for April 2012.

Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert at Cheapflights comments: “Holidaymakers are sticking to their old habits and choosing to travel during the traditional summer period.”

“Our April findings build on previous years’ search patterns, which showed a slant towards booking early, especially for families with children who often need to plan their holidays up to three months in advance,” says Hallak.

“Strong search results show that holidaymakers are not deterred by the challenging economic environment and well publicised issues currently affecting the travel industry such as APD. People not only want to get away, but see travel during the summer as essential,” concludes Hallak.

Given the popularity of sun, sand and surf for summer travel, Cheapflights.co.uk has compiled a list of four destinations to visit:

Ibiza – known as the white island and the birthplace of the rave, Ibiza is home to some of Spain’s most famous clubs. For holidaymakers looking to dance the summer away, the party capital is a must to visit. Alternatively, for those looking for a more laid-back break, head to the resorts and coves in the north of the island — ideal for families.

Return flights are available from London Gatwick to Ibiza.

Sharm el Sheikh – one of the Red Sea‘s most cosmopolitan resorts, Sharm el Sheikh is located at the south end of the Sinai Peninsula, between the Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba and is the perfect holiday destination for year-round sunshine and pristine beaches. The huge choice of all-inclusive hotels means it’s easy to have a cheap break as food, drinks and entertainment are all taken care of.

Return flights are available from London Heathrow to Sharm el Sheikh.

Croatia – offers 1,244 islands strung along its stunning Adriatic coast and boasts 16 UNESCO Heritage Sites and eight national parks. From the café culture of its historic cities to the rugged landscapes of continental Croatia, with a packed calendar of festivals and events and a host of home-grown gastronomic delights, Croatia is the ideal holiday destination.

Return flights available from London Gatwick to Dubrovnik.

Turkey – boasting breath-taking natural beauty and a host of unique historical sites, Turkey has something for everyone. Marmaris is one of the most popular resorts. Nestled among pine-clad hills and rocky inlets, it’s ideal for families and couples alike.

Return flights to Dalaman available from London Luton.


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