Holiday destinations 2014: Best ideas for blissful escapes

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Wondering where the top holiday destinations are for 2014? A whole host of destinations are enticing us to visit next year, with cheap flights, sporting celebrations and new hidden corners to explore.

Football tourism will be huge as the FIFA World Cup takes over Brazil. Whether you want to join the crowds for the event or explore the lesser-known regions, 2014 is the year to see Brazil.

For a cheap city break in Europe, look no further than Lisbon. The Portuguese capital was recently awarded best European city and most affordable destination within the Eurozone.

Next year will see long-haul destinations brought closer to UK travellers. Indonesia is a must after Garuda Indonesia announced its first ever and only non-stop flights from London to Indonesia, and Bali was recently named the best value long-haul holiday destination.

2014 is a good year to finally see South Africa as the exchange rate makes it more favourable to British tourists and the country celebrates 20 years of freedom and democracy.

If you're desperate to visit the States, venture inland and discover the Southern hospitality of Texas. With new British Airways flights to Austin in March, you can enjoy tax-free retail therapy, get active in the Colorado River and sample that famous Tex-Mex cuisine. Dude ranch holidays are also set to be big in 2014 and Texas is ideal for families or adventure travellers to go horseback riding and experience authentic backcountry living.

2014 may be your year to holiday at home and explore Britain - we've got the perfect UK destination for you to enjoy Britain at its best...

See our pick of 2014 holiday hotspots:

2014 holidays: Top destinations to visit

2014 holidays: Top destinations to visit


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