We have been selling luxury holidays since 1996 so we think we know quite a lot about travel, holidays and offering great deals. As we look forward to 2012 we thought we would look at what visitors to our website searched for in 2011. We keep statistics of what holiday destination is searched for when someone uses our website search system so we thought that it would be a good idea to publish the details. Maybe it will help you decide where to go on holiday in 2012.
So, here we go:-
Our Top Holiday Destinations
1. Goa – this has been a favourite winter holiday destination for many years. Goa is great value for money and you get to see a different culture, wonderful people, excellent food and the weather is hot. Flights operate from the UK between November and April.
2. Cyprus – again a long term favourite with us Brits. Cyprus offers hot summers and warm winters and is great if you want a family holiday and also Ayia Napa caters for those of you wanting a young and lively holiday. Cyprus is still popular despite the fact that its more expensive than Greece and Turkey.
3 Bulgaria – If you are looking for a cheap and cheerful holiday then Bulgaria might suit you. Sunny Beach is the most popular destination as it offers a glorious beach and good value holiday accommodation.
4 Turkey – Turkey is forecast to be even more popular as a cheap holiday destination in 2012. This is due to the fact that it is outside the Euro zone. Turkey certainly boasts well developed holiday resorts and a stunning coastline with great beaches. The standard of holiday accommodation in Turkey is not as good as it is in Spain. Many 4 star hotels we would only rate as 3 star and many 5 star hotels in Turkey do not deserve the 5 star rating so choose carefully when considering where to stay.
5 Tenerife – This Canary island is still a firm favourite especially out of the main high season months of July and August because the weather stays warm for most of the year. There will be holiday bargains in Tenerife in 2012 as hoteliers reduce their prices to attract customers. Los Cristianos is an excellent family holiday destination.
6 Egypt– The Red Sea resort is incredibly popular not just outside the main high season months but also now in July and August as well. Many new hotels have been built offering excellent facilities, especially for families. This year there will be bargains to be had as people may well be wary of visiting Egypt this year, even though Sharm was hardly affected by the upheaval in the country.
7 Florida – The US state of Florida is a quality holiday destination and, of course, is home to Disney and The Magic Kingdom as well as many other theme parks. Prices have increased over the last few years due to higher flight prices but bargains can still be found especially outside the peak months.
8 New York – The attraction of The Big Apple has not faded and short breaks to New York are still popular and will remain so in 2012.
9 Majorca – Many are predicting that Majorca will lose out in 2012 because of the poor exchange rate, however, don’t expect that Spanish hotel owners will go down without a fight as they reduce their prices to compete. All Inclusive holidays in Majorca can still be excellent value and flight prices to Palma are still good value compared to Dalaman in Turkey.
10 Las Vegas – With more flights to Las Vegas this city break destination will become even more popular in 2012. It is one of our favourite places to visit here at Global Holidays. Great entertainment and the Grand Canyon only an hour away. What more can you want. Las Vegas is a MUST VISIT destination ! 5 nights at the fantastic Bellagio hotel including flights costs from £659 per person.
11 Spain – The nations favourite holiday destination suffered in 2009 and 2010 and many hotels closed down. Spain has much to offer the visitor though and it will still offer great value for money in 2012.
12 The Maldives – If you want an exotic desert island holiday experience then look no further than the stunning Maldives. With many islands having been renovated in the past two years The Maldives are a special place and not just for honeymooners.
13 Ibiza – In our opinion Ibiza is one of the most under rated holiday destinations, unless you have been there, in which case you will know how beautiful Ibiza is. Ibiza is far more than just San Antonio and non stop partying. If you haven’t been to Ibiza you should think about a visit in 2012.
14 Greece – Traditionally the Greek Islands have been the holiday destination for a last minute cheap holiday but in 2012 prices may rise due to a drop in the number of flights to the islands, not helped by the demise of Libra Holidays and Kosmar Holidays where capacity has not been replaced.
The Greek islands will still be popular in 2012 and there will probably be good deals especially in May and June 2012.
15 Cuba – Offering great value for money for a Caribbean holiday, Cuba has good beaches, excellent ‘All Inclusive’ hotels and a visit to Havana a must. Cuba, along with the Dominican Republic, are the cheapest Caribbean islands to visit. Watch out for some good deals in 2012.