With 2012 having now rolled around, British individuals will be looking to book holidays for the coming months. Whilst popular holiday spots will remain as attractive as ever, Sri Lanka is a growing nation on the tourism scene. With the exchange rate favouring British travellers, it is a fantastic long haul destination that can be relatively inexpensive.
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The stress of Christmas and New Year's Eve often causes many people in Britain to look for a last minute break. Post Office Travel Money has revealed that Dubai is a top destination that is regularly sought after for spur-of-the-moment holidays. With a hot climate and lots to do, it is the perfect city spot this January.
With South and Central America noting an increase in visitors, 2012 is set to see huge growth to these areas. Central America in particular is one place that many British individuals want to explore, but with many different countries, it can be difficult to choose. However, if an overall ambiance of the region is wanted, there is no better place to head to than Panama.
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With new direct flights to Hanoi, Vietnam is tipped as a great destination spot in 2012. An ideal alternative to Thailand, the country has stunning landscape and hospitable people. For a retreat full of culture and new experiences that will offer excitement and surprises, Vietnam is perfect.
Trying to get a cheap holiday is rather challenging, especially for those who have made a New Year's resolution to save money. However, a culturally rich and beautiful country in Europe is Romania. With flights to Bucharest affordable and the nation very cheap, it is the ideal location for cash-strapped British individuals this year.
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One of the healthiest nations in the world is Japan, and with a great diet of fish, rice and spices, their cuisine is also some of the best. For those wanting to overhaul their diet and get some inspiration, Japan is the ideal holiday destination. With tourism still recovering, British holidaymakers can enjoy Tokyo with far fewer crowds.
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Croatia has become a popular tourist destination in recent years. With a dramatic and extensive coastline, it is particularly fulfilling for beach lovers and those who want to sail through the multitude of islands. For those who want an exciting and surprising trip away during 2012, Croatia is ideal.
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America is one of the world's most popular holiday destinations. With a huge range of locations, cities and scenery, there is more than enough to fill all passions and requirements. For those who want the ultimate experience, a fly drive holiday is perfect.
With flights becoming increasingly accessible to more destinations, the world is more open to tourists than ever before. Whilst the traditional one stop holiday is still popular, multi-destination getaways are on the rise. By staying in several places on one trip, British holidaymakers can maximise their time away.
Yoga is an exercise undertaken by millions of people around the world. With the New Year offering the chance to start something new, many individuals may be looking into yoga as a new hobby. With several top resorts around the world, yoga can be enjoyed in various stunning locations.
Read more: 5 Top 2012 Yoga Retreats
It has been revealed that those looking for a bargain holiday should look to Spanish destinations. With the pound rising and prices at many resorts dropping by 40% from five years ago, British holidaymakers can get a great Mediterranean retreat without having to spend a fortune.
Read more: Spain Ideal for Bargain Holidays
New data for flight search tables has revealed that Las Vegas has shot into second place. Having never been in the top ten before, the figures indicate that Sin City will be a popular destination in 2012. With all night partying, gambling and many other attractions, America's most infamous city has much to keep visitors entertained.
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With Britain experiencing its winter, many people will be looking ahead to luxurious holidays. The Caribbean has huge appeal, with its hot climate and beautiful beaches being an attraction for many people. For a stylish break with sun, sea, sand and rum, Barbados is the perfect place to visit.
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Whilst many people enjoy traditional holiday locations, others seek to find more exciting and unusual destinations for their getaways. For those wanting something out of the ordinary in 2012, there are some great spots around the world, with Roswell, Chernobyl and Transylvania all offering unique attractions.
Many people in the UK will now be planning their Easter breaks. Family getaways are the perfect time for children to explore some of the world's exotic destinations. For those wanting an escape with a difference, Mallorca, Goa and Vietnam all offer something special for all the family.
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Portugal's Algarve has been highlighted by the New York Times, indicating that the popular region is set to become even more of a sought after destination for international travellers. With a large number of flights to Faro, and the Algarve itself offering beautiful beaches and landscapes, it is the perfect place for family getaways in 2012.
Many people, tired with the traditional holiday hotspots by the Mediterranean, may be looking for great destinations outside of the eurozone to enjoy in 2012. Bulgaria offers the ideal traditional beach retreat. For those who don't want to spend a lot, but who want to explore somewhere new, Varna and Bourgas are ideal.
For many British travellers, the Mediterranean remains a favourite for family getaways. However, for those wanting to venture slightly further afield, the Red Sea is ideal. Away from the troubles of Cairo, the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh is the perfect place for summer 2012.
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Orlando has long been an attractive holiday destination for many. Hosting a number of world-class resorts and theme parks, the location is renowned for being family friendly and having lots to see and do. With Orlando already appearing high on the list of holiday searches this year, it is tipped to remain a top British hotspot during 2012.
Stargazing can be a magical and fascinating experience, and for those who are in the right place at the right time, very rare sights can be seen. In 2012 there are some great destinations for stargazing, and with top spots in Spain or Australia, holidaymakers can travel both near and far to see the stars.
With winter here, many British individuals will be looking to get away to warmer climates. Holidaymakers won't have to travel far, and Cyprus, Turkey and the Canary Islands all offer some ideal spots with great winter climates and lots of attractions.
It has been revealed that travel experts are predicting a rise in tourism for Myanmar. With past political uncertainty resolved, the nation is more open to visitors than ever before. For those wanting to explore new and undiscovered holiday hotspots, Myanmar is the ideal place.
Read more: Flights to Myanmar Offer Curious Retreat