The Association of British Travel Agents is forecasting that the Balearics will be the top destination for Britons this Bank Holiday weekend. Yesterday, ABTA predicted that upwards of two million UK residents will go on holiday over the August Bank Holiday, up more than 200,000 on last year.
ABTA said the Balearics and Canary Islands in Spain would again be the most-popular overseas destinations, along with Greece, Turkey and Tunisia.
But more holidaymakers look set to fly long haul this year, with Florida and Cancun reported by ABTA members to have done brisk business.
ABTA said top city-break destinations for the weekend include Barcelona, Amsterdam and Paris.
However, not all Britons will be jetting overseas.
ABTA said the warm summer weather meant domestic holidays to the Channel Islands and traditional beach resorts had been selling well through its members.
UK city breaks are another top pick for the weekend and lots of visitors will be heading to Edinburgh for the festival or enjoying events in London such as the Notting Hill Carnival.