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Airports, ports and the channel tunnel were also anticipated to be extremely busy over the particular weekend Airports, ports and the channel tunnel were also anticipated to be extremely busy over the particular weekend

A Record 2.5 Million Britons Holiday Overseas

Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) estimated a record-breaking 2.5 million British holidaymakers were set to head overseas for summer holidays over the July 20 –22 weekend, which for the majority of schools in England and Wales marks the start of the summer break.

According to ABTA, Spain remains the number one destination for families but ABTA members are also reporting strong growth to Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Bulgaria and Croatia.

Overseas city breaks are also popular at this time of year for families looking to experience different cultures, cuisine and architecture. European cities are leading the way, in particular Barcelona, Paris, Rome and Amsterdam.

Domestic bookings are also healthy, with travel agents and tour operators reporting demand to the South West of England and seaside resorts in particular.