Spain most popular for Brits this summer (but Greece offers best bargains)

TripAdvisor reveals top summer holiday destinations and the best time to book

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Spain most popular for Brits this summer (but Greece offers best bargains)


Stuck for a summer holiday idea? Well Spain is the favourite destination for Brits this season - but it's Greece that offers the best-value vacation.

Spain boasts four of the top five most popular destinations for Brits travelling abroad this summer, according to TripAdvisor.

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Majorca is the top spot
Majorca is the number one destination for Brits, followed by Tenerife and Ibiza respectively, while Lanzarote comes in fifth place.

The TripAdvisor Summer Holiday Value report published on Wednesday has revealed the 10 most popular destinations for British holidaymakers this summer, based on booking interest, along with the average one-week holiday costs for hotels and meals.

The seasonal report helps you discover savings at popular travel destinations by highlighting the least expensive week to visit, highly-rated value hotels and popular things to do.

Greece offers best bargain

Spain most popular for Brits this summer (but Greece offers best bargains)

When comparing the average cost of a week's holiday among the top 10 destinations, across the whole of the summer season, Gran Canaria offers the best value overall at £747.

However, when comparing specific travel dates, the Greek islands Crete and Corfu offer the least expensive weeks available to book on TripAdvisor this summer.

Crete comes in at a cost of £654 for those travelling at the end of May into the first week of June and Corfu totals £665 for the same period.

New York favourite far flung destination for Brits

Spain most popular for Brits this summer (but Greece offers best bargains)

Outside Europe, New York is the most popular among Brits this summer. While the Summer Holiday Value report shows that it's the most expensive destination for a one week trip this summer, by being flexible with when you choose to travel, you can save over £150.

In fact, this is true of all of the destinations in the list, with some offering bigger savings than others. Ibiza and Albufeira offer the biggest savings – by opting to travel at the end of May, you will benefit from huge savings of over £300 and £200 respectively – compared to the average cost in summer.

Hayley Coleman, TripAdvisor spokesperson, told Aol Travel: "This report proves that it can pay to pick your week wisely when planning your trip abroad this summer, with savings of up to 20% on offer. If you are thinking about a visit to Corfu during the week of 30 May for example, you can book it on TripAdvisor for over £112 less than the average week's cost over the rest of the summer."

Top 10 Summer Designations and Average Summer Costs (according to TripAdvisor)

Spain most popular for Brits this summer (but Greece offers best bargains)

Guide: Value hotels and top things to do available to book with TripAdavisor this summer

1.Majorca, Spain

·Value Hotel: Protur Bonaire Aparthotel – Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average nightly summer rate of £35

·Highly Rated Tour:Old Town Palma Bike Tour – Bookable on TripAdvisor from £19 per person

2. Tenerife, Spain

·Value Hotel: Casa Morro Catana – Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average nightly summer rate of £36

·Highly Rated Tour:Whale and Dolphin Watching Yacht Charter – Bookable on TripAdvisor from £40 per person

3. Ibiza, Spain

·Value Hotel: Hostal Marino – Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average nightly summer rate of £66

·Highly Rated Tour:Es Vedra Snorkeling Cruise – Bookable on TripAdvisor from £87 per person

4. Crete, Greece

·Value Hotel: Sunrise Apartments– Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average nightly summer rate of £31

·Highly Rated Tour:Full Day Tour of Samaria Gorge – Bookable on TripAdvisor from £52 per person

5. Lanzarote, Spain

·Value Hotel: La Penita Apartments– Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average nightly summer rate of £42

·Highly Rated Tour:Lanzarote Day Tour with Wine Tasting – Bookable on TripAdvisor from £39 per person

6. New York City, United States

·Value Hotel: Edge Hotel – Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average nightly summer rate of £191

·Highly Rated Tour:New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour – Bookable on TripAdvisor from £48 per person

7. Benidorm, Spain

·Value Hotel: Pension La Orozca – Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average nightly summer rate of £39

·Highly Rated Tour:Benidorm Short Walking Tour – Bookable on TripAdvisor fromt £16 per person

8. Albufeira, Portugal

·Value Hotel: Carruna Apartments– Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average nightly summer rate of £71

·Highly Rated Tour:Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise – Bookable on TripAdvisor from £28 per person.

9. Corfu, Greece

·Value Hotel: Bella Vista Hotel & Studios – Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average nightly summer rate of £34

·Highly Rated Tour:Corfu in a Day – Bookable on TripAdvisor from £36 per person

10. Gran Canaria, Spain

·Value Hotel: Bungalows Club Maspalomas– Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average nightly summer rate of £36

·Highly Rated Tour: City Sightseeing Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Hop-On Hop-Off Tour– Bookable on TripAdvisor from £15 per person

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