On Friday, schools broke up for the summer holidays and this weekend is estimated to be one of the busiest of the year with over two million Britons flying overseas for their holidays.
According to Abta, the association of British Travel Agents which is holding its annual convention here in Palma in early October, more recently the pound has stabilised against the Euro and if people haven't booked yet there is still availability on offer in Britain's traditional Eurozone favourites which have seen an increase in UK visitor numbers after two tough years. Spain is still UK holiday makers' number one destination with the Balearic and Canary Islands selling well in 2011. Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt are offering great value. All inclusive holidays are continuing to grow in popularity as holiday makers look to control budgets and avoid exchange rate concerns. Mark Tanzer, ABTA Chief Executive said: This weekend is one the busiest of the year as families head off overseas for a well earned summer break. This year traditional favourites in the Eurozone like Spain and Portugal have bounced back after two tough years, with customers taking advantage of some of the lowest day to day expenses overseas.