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City and beach holidays popular for summer 2008, reports Holidays-Direct

City and beach holidays in BarcelonaBritish holidaymakers want to combine city and beach in their summer holidays. City breaks in Barcelona and holidays in Nice are becoming a very popular choice for summer 2008 holidays, reports leading online travel agency

The main thing Brits want from their summer holidays is sunshine, but they also want activities and entertainment, which is why there is so much interest in city and beach holidays in Nice, Barcelona and other cities located on or near a beach.

With summer 2008 holiday bookings, leading online travel agency (part of the Midlands Co-operative) has noticed increasing interest in city and beach holidays. City breaks in holiday destinations by the beach are receiving more bookings for summer 2008 than in previous years.

Jon Pearce from Holidays-Direct says: “On site we have seen growing interest in city breaks in Barcelona and Nice – along with other cities where people can enjoy city and beach holidays.

“Barcelona is a great example of this, it offers great city activities from shopping to nightlife, but it’s also located by the beach, allowing holidaymakers to combine their summer beach holiday with activities in the city.

“The appeal of holidays in Nice is the same opportunity for city and beach holidays. But a holiday in France is very different from a holiday in Spain.”

Relaxing on the beachBarcelona and Nice are not the only summer holiday destinations that offer the benefits of city breaks and beach holidays. Monaco, Valencia and many other European summer holiday destinations provide the same kind of city and beach holidays. website specialises in cheap city breaks while concentrates on other holiday destinations. City breaks are not just short breaks, city breaks in Barcelona last from two to seven nights.

“Holidaymakers can enjoy a summer beach holiday on a city break, and the best part is that whether travelling with family or friends, there’s bound to be something for everyone,” Jon Pearce concludes.

About online travel agency

Online travel agency is part of the Midlands Co-operative Society Group and is a member of ABTA.  They specialize in providing affordable flights and accommodation in the top holiday destinations around the world.

Midlands Co-op Travel, incorporating Ilkeston Co-op Travel, is the No 1 independent travel agent in the Midlands.

About is a part of website specialising in finding the best deals for city holidays. 


Press information, please contact
Kiia Kiander
Online PR Coordinator

Web Certain Europe Ltd
Blackthorn House
Northminster Business Park
YO26 6QW
44 1904 780030


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