This Summer Brits Want City and Beach Holidays in Barcelona and Nice, Reports Holidays-Direct

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Summer holidays are seeing a new trend in 2008 - city and beach holidays. Brits are more interested in city breaks in places like Barcelona and Nice than before, reports leading online travel agency Holidays-Direct.co.uk.

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 Holidays-Direct.co.uk (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 Citybreaks-Direct.co.uk 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."

Barcelona 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.

Citybreaks-Direct.co.uk website specialises in cheap city breaks while Holidays-Direct.co.uk 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 Holidays-direct.co.uk:

Online travel agency http://www.holidays-direct.co.uk 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 Citybreaks-direct.co.uk:

Citybreaks-direct.co.uk is a part of Holidays-direct.co.uk website specialising in finding the best deals for city holidays.

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