It finally feels like summer is coming! And, with the mini April heatwave last week, it’s really got me in the mood for a holiday. I just need that one week of constant sun to get some vitamin D and relax by the pool. We’re all guilty of not taking enough time off, so I think it’s high time we started planning your next holiday.
With so many destinations to choose from, hundreds of hotels to decide between and lots of reviews to read, you might not know where to even start. Lucky for you; we’ve already done all the research for you in our Thomas Cook Holiday Report 2018 and found the best places to go on holiday this summer.
The five most popular destinations so far this summer
When I think of summer holidays, Spain always comes to mind. It’s the perfect place to enjoy miles of beautiful beaches, charming countryside and delicious traditional tapas. It’s no surprise that so many of you are heading to mainland Spain, Canaries or the Balearic Islands this summer.
If you’re looking to soak up the sunshine or explore ancient history, Greece is the best place to book your holiday. It’s also home to Casa Cook Rhodes, the tranquil retreat where you can escape and discover your inner zen. Plus, we’ve just launched a brand new Greek destination this summer: the Olympus Riviera.
Are you looking to book a family holiday where you can create incredible memories? So far this summer, 61% of bookings to Turkey are from families. You’ll find top-quality All Inclusive resorts, prime beach locations, historic landmarks and fantastic family-friendly attractions, all at affordable prices.
For a holiday faraway, the USA remains top of the list. There are so many great places to see like Florida, New York City, Las Vegas and our new destination for 2018, Seattle. Whether you want to explore the bright lights of the cities or laze-around sun-kissed golden beaches, holidays to the USA have it all.
Another faraway resort that’s made it into our top five destinations is the exotic paradise of the Caribbean. If you’re travelling with your family, a partner or friends, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Barbados and Cuba will have fantastic adventures waiting for you. If you’re looking to experience something new, Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba launched this year.
Make sure that you read our Holiday Report for 2018 here to get other useful tips about planning, booking and going on your holiday.