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Alicante is the major airport for Spanish resorts along the Costa Blanca, the main resort here being Benidorm - the largest resort in Europe. Other resorts include Albir, La Cala Finestrat, Calpe, Benissa and Moraira. Great beaches, good weather and nightlife make the Costa Blanca a favourite holiday destination.
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The ancient harbour town of Bodrum is one of Turkey's most recommended highlights for travellers. The holiday spot is ideal for those looking for a break in a location where one can soak up both sunrays and culture - as well as being home to some beautiful beaches, Bodrum is the site of the remains of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
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This large Bulgarian city is often bypassed by those looking to head straight for the coast. However, for those who stop and spend a little time in Bourgas the area proves to be a bit of a surprise. Behind its industrial facade Bourgas offers much to see and do beyond the simple sea and sand provided by the more popular coastal resorts.
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Cancun offers something for everyone. Caribbean beaches, plentiful shopping, exciting night-life and of course the cultural experiences of the Mayan legacy.
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Part of the idyllic Ionian Islands, Corfu is one of the most popular Greek holiday destinations for travellers from across the globe. It boasts lush, sweeping landscapes, a warm Mediterranean climate and enough historical and cultural sights to satisfy any inquiring mind. While Corfu Town is home to a number of resorts, it is recommended that you explore the rest of the island and experience its true character in full.
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Dalaman is the gateway airport to the major resorts in Turkey including Marmaris, Olu Deniz, Icmeler, Turunc and Fetihye. Turkey is a great place to visit with Turks being very friendly, hospitable and welcoming to visitors and with great weather, beaches and plenty to do and see.
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Faro is the gateway to the Algarve and a great base from which to explore all the cultural and historic background of this southern part of Portugal. Furthermore this region has some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and offers all year round sunshine. You can stay in Faro or move along the coast to other resort towns, eg Vilamoura, Albuferia, Portimao, Lagos and Praia da Rocha.
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Known as a centre for fun in the sun, Fuerteventura is home to some of the best beaches in the region. However, away from the clubs and the parties, the island is also host to glorious wildlife, relaxing walks, spas and restaurants. No trip to the Canary Islands would be complete without a visit to this friendly, sunny island - the perfect place to unwind.
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This Indian paradise is the perfect setting for a couple of weeks of winter sun or as a stopover on a backpacking trip around Asia. Goa is the smallest state in India, making it the easiest to explore. As well as its golden beaches and surf-perfect waters, the region's Portuguese past intertwined with traditional elements of Indian culture offer up plenty of sights, entertainment and cuisine to intrigue even the most seasoned traveller.
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Gran Canaria as its name suggests is the largest of the Canary islands. Famed for year round sun Gran Canaria is a popular destination for holidaymakers with children and clubbers alike. Playa del Ingles is the largest and liveliest resort on the island. Maspalomas, Puerto Rico and San Augustin are all popular resorts on Gran Canaria
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Heraklion is the largest city on this island and serves as a gateway for visitors to the beautiful Crete landscape and other resort towns of Agios Nikolaos, Almirida, Chania, Elounda, Hersonissos, Kalives, Malia and Rethymnon.
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Sunny Hurghada is one of the most popular seaside destinations in Egypt. The resort started life as a fishing village but rapidly grew to become one of the country's most important towns. As well as the usual beachside lazing, visitors can enjoy activities as diverse as quad biking and camel riding.
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Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands of Spain, famous for young clubbers in the San Antonio and Ibiza Town areas but has much more to offer than dance music and clubs. Ibiza is a beautiful island and has lots to offer families too. Other resorts include Es Cana and Playa d'en Bossa
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As one of the larger Greek islands, Kefalonia can offer the full experience of Greece in a conveniently accessible location. Since cinema-goers were treated to views of the idyllic island in the 2001 hit movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin, more people are realising the full potential of this lush corner of the Mediterranean region. However, Kefalonia has managed to retain its hallmark tranquillity for a relaxing journey to Greek beauty and culture.
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Lanzarote is the most northern of the Canary Islands situated in the North Atlantic off the coast of Africa, gateway to resorts such as Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Matagorda. A popular choice with holiday makers, Lanzarote has plenty to offer.
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Larnaca is one of the oldest cities in the world and offers visitors all the trappings of a sun-drenched holiday resort coupled with a fascinating historical and cultural experience. Other resorts accessible from Larnaca include Limassol, Ayia Napa, Paralimni, Protaras and Pervolia.
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Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands. It is a favourite with British holiday makers offering something for everyone. Well known resorts include Palma Nova, Magaluf, Cala D'or, Santa Ponsa and Alcudia, though there are many smaller, beautiful resorts throughout the island.
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Malaga is the gateway to the Costa Del Sol, the most popular of the Spanish Costas. It serves the south coast of mainland Spain giving access to resorts of Marbella, Puerto Banus Torremolinos, Bendalmadena, Fuengirola and Nerja. The local weather, attractions and amenities make this area popular with holidaymakers.
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On the crossroads between Africa and Europe, the island of Malta has a rich and diverse cultural history with Romans, Greeks, Byzantines, Phoenicians and of course British all leaving their influence. The gentle Maltese people are friendly, welcoming and speak English.
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Menorca is the second largest of the Balearic islands but probably the most relaxed. With over 100 beaches and excellent weather Menorca is the ideal place to get away from it all. Popular resorts include Punta Prima, Binibeca, Cala'n Porter, Santo Thomas, Cala Galdana, Cala n Bosc, Cala Forcat, Cala Blanca and Arenal d'en Castell.
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Montego Bay is a destination that has something for everyone. Located in a prime position on the coast of Jamaica, the city buzzes with tourists, shoppers, businessmen and locals, who are all surrounded by spectacular scenery. Whether you're after a sun-soaked holiday or a busy city break, you're likely to be spoilt for choice.
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Most people think of Cyprus as a winter-sun destination within easy reach of the UK. However because of its diverse and fascinating history it also offers a wealth of cultural and architectural delights for visitors and Paphos is great base from which to explore the country. Other resorts reached from Paphos include Polis, Latchi, Pissouri and Limassol.
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This Greek island is something of a haven for sun-seekers and culture vultures alike. Holidaymakers flying to Rhodes will be able to lie on one of its many golden beaches, investigate numerous ruins and ancient buildings, and even climb to the island's highest point - just a few of the numerous attractions and activities that travellers can enjoy.
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Sharm El Sheikh is one Egyptian destination that is giving Cairo a run for its money in terms of popularity with tourists. The city offers plenty of sun, sand and sea to suit even those wanting the most relaxed of holidays, while exciting excursions and sights are available both within its boundaries and beyond.
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Tenerife is a lively, fun place that is perfect for families with children and the clubbing generation alike. With almost year round sun and low annual rainfall, it is the perfect place to escape the British weather. Be sure to venture out of the resort as Tenerife has plenty to offer!
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