RSS Feed

Related Articles

Related Categories

Holiday hotspots of the last decade

31st December 2009 Print

With the noughties at an end and the top ten countdowns in full flow,, the cheap holiday experts have compiled ten destinations that Brits have flocked to over the last decade.

1. Leading the way is Benidorm on the Costa Blanca, with miles of sandy beaches populated by Brits who have kept going back over the last ten years.

2. San Antonio in Ibiza is a clubbers paradise, popularised by Club 18-30 and satirised by Blur, but over the last 10 years it has become a popular destination for families too and a destination loved by British holidaymakers as well as a whole host of British celebrities.

3. Florida boomed in the noughties especially when the exchange rate was at its best. There was no stopping British families swarming across the Atlantic for a taste of Disney magic, Florida sunshine and fabulous shopping.

4. Turkey became one of the boom destinations of the noughties with Marmaris proving a real hit for British holidaymakers. With incredible all inclusive and self catering deals, Turkey holidays really offered something for everyone and being outside of the Eurozone its popularity doesn’t look like slowing down in the next decade.

5. Sharm El Sheikh has jumped on the British holidaymakers’ radar over the last two years with great all-inclusive deals, year round sunshine, fantastic beaches and diving. Holidays to Egypt will continue to be in high demand in the next decade.

6. Year round sunshine in the Canaries has kept the Brits flocking to Las Americas in Tenerife with sun, sand and plenty of British pubs!

7. Luckily some holidaymakers want more than the Red Lion in the Sun and the exotic charm of Marrakech has made this one of the most popular destinations over the last 10 years.

8. Over in the Caribbean where celebrities like Simon Cowell like to hang out, the Dominican Republic has became more affordable over the last decade, leading to a surge of British holidaymakers feasting on buffets fit for kings and queens.

9. Crete remains one of the best Greek islands offering something for every taste. Culture, clubs, beaches and popular cuisine have ensured its popularity over the noughties.

10. Finally Magalluf in Majorca still features on many young holiday makers wish list with its beaches and clubs proving a welcome escape from home. And package holidays to Majorca are the most convenient and cost-effective way of enjoying the island.

Bookings for 2010 are showing an early indication of where holidaymakers will be heading for in the next decade with Turkey, Majorca, Egypt and the Algarve leading the way according to There has been an increase of 100% year on year of consumers looking at holiday deals for next year showing the British appetite for travel continues to grow into the next decade, especially as they eagerly try to escape the recent freezing temperatures and icy weather.