Most popular summer holiday destinations - the holiday season on the way, we've taken a look at some of the most popular summer destinations for 2016. Here is our round- up of the top five holiday hotspots that Brits are travelling to this season.
Home of the sunshine coast, the Spanish mainland has long been a top spot for travellers from the UK. Just a short flight away, it's the perfect destination for last minute holidays. You'll find beaches galore in popular resorts such as the Costa Blanca's Benidorm and the Costa del Sol's Marbella, which are also home to plenty of entertainment, activities and nightlife. If you're looking for culture seek out some of our favourite Spanish cities, Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia.
1 - Spanish mainland
Whether you fly or drive, France is the ideal destination for cheap travel. Sunshine seekers are heading to the French Riviera for beautiful beaches and elegant surrounds. Nice, Cannes and St Tropez give you the chance to live the high life and be spoiled by first class restaurants and bars. Cities such as Lyon, Marseille and Avignon boast ancient streets filled with cultural heritage. Head to Paris for the ultimate in French sophistication, but travel outside the city for endless fun at Disneyland.
2 - France
Guaranteed sunshine and beautiful settings attract thousands of holidaymakers to the Balearics each year, and this collection of islands has something to offer everyone. Ibiza is the king of hedonism for wild weeks of partying, but Menorca's Mahón and Cala en Bosch boast stunning beaches for relaxed escapes. Head to Majorca's Palma to soak up the cultural side of the islands amidst sophisticated nightlife spots and resorts.
3- Balearic Islands
Sandy beaches and endless hours of sunshine keep the Algarve on the must-visit list for last minute travel this year. Soak up the natural beauty of the rugged beaches of Lagos, head for entertainment, water sports and nightlife in Albufeira or travel to Vilamoura for the upmarket harbour and superb golf courses.