Easter is a great time to getaway, especially with children. For holidaymakers wanting to find a last minute break with an Easter theme, there are three top European spots available which all offer something special for this time of year.
For cash-strapped holidaymakers, retreating to the Caribbean may be a little out of reach. However, the Dominican Republic offers an affordable alternative. With cheap flights, a great climate and lots of cultural sights and scenery to explore, it is the perfect holiday spot this year.
With the summer looming, many British holidaymakers are currently preparing plans for the annual getaway. In 2012 it is western destinations that are noting rising demand and affordable pricing, with Mexico, the US and the West Indies all being high on people's wish lists.
Read more: Booking trends highlight Western hotspots
For holidaymakers wanting to indulge in early spring or late autumn sun, Tenerife is ideal. With a great climate and lots of variation in entertainment, British holidaymakers are flocking to Tenerife like never before, taking advantage of all that the traditional Spanish retreat has to offer.
One of the regions that is set to see huge popularity on the tourist scene is South America. This year, for those heading to this popular place, Argentina is a must see. With stunning glaciers, the Latin culture and bustling cities, it is the ideal place for an extraordinary trip.
For families or groups of friends wanting to holiday in 2012, there are some lovely European spots to visit. For the more adventurous Morocco is ideal, offering beaches, camel rides, vibrant markets and a long haul holiday feel without the extensive travel time.
Read more: Morocco ideal for families and friends
Many people with children prefer to keep to short-haul destinations for their holidays. However, Thailand is a fantastic thrill for both adults and youngsters. With a wide variety of accommodation and attractions, it could be the ideal long-haul family holiday in 2012.
Read more: Thailand a top long-haul family destination
The bad economy has played havoc with many people's money, and many holidaymakers may have had to cut their budget this year. However, a number of commonwealth countries have avoided high inflation rates, and Kenya, South Africa or Barbados could be cheaper than initially expected.
For those wanting a summer city break, Copenhagen is ideal. Now that the city has announced three headline acts for its annual jazz festival, heading to this popular European city will be more attractive than ever before.
One of Britain's most popular holiday destinations is Gran Canaria, a Spanish island that offers many resorts and a great climate to indulge in. However, travelling away from the well-known spots can offer many surprises for those who wish to discover the island's hidden side. One of Britain's most popular holiday destinations is Gran Canaria, a Spanish island that offers many resorts and a great climate to indulge in. However, travelling away from the well-known spots can offer many surprises for those who wish to discover the island's hidden side.
Read more: Exploring Gran Canaria's hidden side
Beach holidays are some of British holidaymakers' favourite retreats, offering sun, sea and sand. For those wanting something a little unusual, there are three beaches that will provide a surprise.
Read more: Just the Flight's top three unusual beaches
For visitors to Australia, Sydney is often at the top of the list to explore. However, there is much more to Sydney than its city scene, and just outside its boundaries visitors will discover beautiful mountains, quieter beaches and plentiful wildlife to indulge in.
Read more: Enjoy an unusual weekend break in Sydney
South America is continuously being highlighted as a top destination for people wanting to explore somewhere new and vibrant with culture. Now, UNESCO has made BogotÃ¡ the newest city of music in its Creative Cities Network, offering even more attraction for ambitious explorers wanting fresh and modern culture.
Read more: South America's Bogota claims music title
The recession continues to be a problem for some British individuals, limiting the amount of cash that they have available to go on holiday with. However, a favourable exchange rate and the fact that many thousands of people are heading to London this year means that European breaks may be cheaper than many first believe.
Read more: European cities more affordable in 2012
2012 is the perfect year for couples to get away from it all and indulge in a little luxury. Fiji has been highlighted as one of the most romantic destinations in the world, offering beautiful resorts for romance to bloom. For holidaymakers seeking sun, sand and love, Nadi or Taveuni are ideal.
Read more: Head to Fiji for romantic getaway
Las Vegas is renowned for its glitzy and gambling image, but now locals want to offer a thrill adventure retreat too. For those wanting to combine an iconic city with ziplining in the Grand Canyon and rollercoaster riding on top of skyscrapers, Las Vegas is the place to go.
Read more: Las Vegas to add to its gambling image
Thousands of music lovers attend festivals every summer as a way to indulge and enjoy a welcome break from their daily lives. This year the Danish Roskilde festival is bigger than ever before and offers an additional attraction for those venturing to Denmark.
Read more: Denmark festival ideal for music enthusiasts
Golfing is a very popular pastime for many people, and there are a great number of award winning courses around the planet to visit. Three of the most unusual are situated in the UAE, Bali and Nepal, offering an experience that will never be forgotten.
Read more: Three golfing spots with unusual features
Lanzarote is a popular destination for many British travellers, offering the great Spanish culture in a warm and exotic location. This year tourists may want to try something different and enjoy an alluring yachting retreat in the crystal clear and warm waters around this island.
More people in their older years are travelling than ever before, taking advantage of increased access to explore countries around the world. In Eastern Europe nestles Albania, the ideal place to visit for those wanting few tourists, beautiful scenery and welcoming hosts.
Read more: Albania ideal for retirement travel
For many British individuals, the bad weather has resulted in a surge of holiday bookings. For somewhere easily travelled to and offering a great climate, the Caribbean is ideal. It offers visitors diverse culture, a multitude of activities, and pristine beaches to enjoy all day.