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Booking a holiday and the journey there is more exciting than the holiday itself for families

The Great British Holiday Report reveals our vacation habits

Our holidays might be the highlight of our year, when we enjoy a few precious weeks away from the pressures of our lives at home. Yet for many people, the excitement starts long before we actually arrive at our destination. 

The planning and preparation for our travels is enough to put Brits in a good mood according to new findings from the Great British Holiday Report commissioned by Teletext Holidays. Almost a third (31%) feel most excited when on the journey to the destination,  nearly 1 in 5 of us (19%) say it is when we actually book our vacation and 10% of us say we are the most excited when deciding where to go on holiday.

The report also reveals the top 5 overseas holiday destinations for families:

1.  Spain

2.  France

3.  USA

4.  Greece

5.  Italy


When booking a family holiday it is important to find somewhere that everyone will enjoy. The team of expert travel advisors from Teletext Holidays have offered their inside tips on places to stay and things to do from the list of family favourite destinations.

Spain- Many of the more popular beach resorts have amusements parks or water parks where you can cool down in the hot summer months. PortAventura, Waterworld and Marineland are in the Costa Dourada/Brava region; Mario Park water park in Almeria; Terra Mitica and Aqualandia on the Costa Blanca and Tivoli World in the Costa del Sol.Many water sports are available on the beaches, much of which will be suitable for children and the wildlife and walking in the national parks will appeal to some kids.

Where to stay: Playa Olid Hotel. This hotel is ideal for families as they have apartments which provide families with more space to enjoy themselves. Itís only 2.5km away from Siam Park Waterpark and only 800m from the nearest beach. With a separate childrenís pool this resort offers great water based activities for those little ones who enjoy splashing around.

France- Disneyland Paris is always a crowd pleaser and with 20th Anniversary celebrations in full swing, there is no better time to visit.

Where to stay: Sequoia Lodge: Sitting right on the doorstep of Disneyland Paris, this hotel is only a few momentsí walk away from the Park Gates. Ideal for little ones who just canít wait to get in and meet all the Disney characters. There are family rooms available and with indoor/ outdoor pools, kidís activities, play areas and a childrenís menu this hotel is well suited to care for every familyís needs.

Greece- has been a firm British favourite for several years. Kos is a great resort for families with excellent water parks and beaches on offer.

Where to stay: Zorbas Beach Hotel is close to the beach, and caters children of all ages with playgrounds, kids clubs, pools and a specially designed chill out area for teenagers.


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