When it comes to holiday favourites, each person’s is different to the next. Perhaps yours is sunning yourself on the shimmering sands of the Costa Blanca before heading into Benidorm for a meal with friends and a spot of karaoke. Or maybe it’s flying down the snow-packed slopes of the French Alps, cheeks burning, before warming your cockles back at the chalet with a roaring fire and a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Or perhaps you’re a city clicker at heart who loves nothing better than exploring the sights and sounds of Paris, Madrid or Lisbon.
Whatever you fancy, today’s holiday market has a tantalising array of options to suit travellers from all walks of life. Take Turkey holidays for instance. This beautiful destination is perhaps best known by tourists for its bubbly beach resorts, which serve up the perfect combination of sun, sea and sand complete with an endless list of local activities and things to see and do.
Then there’s Greece. This magical destination is home to such beauties as Corfu, Crete and Samos – and boasts a fantastic array of resorts to suit virtually every taste and preference imaginable – from families to clubbers, beach bums to watersports enthusiasts. But thanks to today’s competitive holiday industry, many tour operators are now pushing the boundaries and offering a new twist on old favourites. For instance, as an alternative to the packed beaches of the popular holiday resorts, new locations such as Rodos holidays on the island of Rhodes are cropping up in the brochures. Kas in Antalya, Turkey, is another example, as is Dar el Said in Tunisia.
So whether you fancy the more bustling and well-known holiday resorts, or if you feel like getting off the beaten tourist trail every now and then for a quieter, more authentic experience, there’s a holiday with your name on it. It’s just a matter of finding your favourite.