British Airways Reveals its Top Holiday Destinations for April 2011

By British Airways, PRNE
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CRAWLEY, England, February 10, 2011 - British Airways has revealed its top holiday destinations for travellers
wishing to head overseas during the Easter break and the extra Bank Holiday
prompted by the Royal Wedding.

Favourite locations for travellers include hotspots in destinations such
as North America, the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Europe. With the
introduction of new flights, holidays in Marrakech ( and
increased frequencies of flights to Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua and Tampa
launching at the end of March 2011, customers now have increased choices when
it comes to leisure destinations.

Claire Bentley, managing director of British Airways Holidays, said: "At
the same time many overseas visitors are flying with British Airways into
London to see the spectacular Royal wedding, we're also seeing a heavy demand
for overseas holidays from our UK customers thanks to the extra Bank Holiday
on April 29.

"Since we introduced dynamic packaging on in 2008 we have seen a
huge increase in sales from customers using the new feature on to find
special deals at competitive prices that combine flights and hotels or
flights and car hire to arrange that perfect holiday, also giving customers
an increased peace of mind due to the ATOL protection we offer on all package

She added: "Thanks to a range of new leisure destinations, including
Marrakech, and even more flights to the always popular Caribbean, customers
are sure to find that British Airways can help them celebrate the Royal
wedding in style wherever we fly them."

Other top worldwide destinations booked in April include Cancun, New
, Las Vegas, the Maldives, Venice, Dubrovnik and Jersey.

The Caribbean is proving a hit with families and increasing the number of
flights to a variety of destinations is providing customers with increased
choices for their holidays in Barbados ( and
St Lucia. British Airways offers a wide choice of three to five-star hotels
in the Caribbean. Florida holidays have also become more popular with the now
weekly flight to Tampa. The Maldives are proving a further popular choice for
luxury holidays with the airlines' customers when it comes to their April

Since it was launched as a destination in November 2010 Cancun has proved
so popular that flights are increasing from two a week to three this summer.

New York and Las Vegas remain favourite American cities with travellers,
for city breaks as well as fly-drive holidays, thanks in part to the new
joint business with American Airlines and Iberia giving customers a choice of
17 flights a day between London and New York. In June, the airline is also
adding First class cabins to its daily flights to Las Vegas. (

European cities are also proving a top choice with city breaks to Venice,
Dubrovnik and long weekend breaks in Jersey being in demand.

The new Marrakech route starting in March is already seeing demand for
seats and holiday packages to hotels such as four-star Riad Karmela or the
award-winning five-star Palmeraie.

Other top end hotel openings planned soon are the Mandarin Oriental, Jnan
and Baglioni Marrakech. British Airways offers great hotel choices in
all major European cities, ranging from budget 2-star to luxury 5-star

About British Airways:

British Airways plc offers a wide range of services - including Caribbean
holidays, city breaks ( hotels in
Europe, flights, car hire, experiences and holiday destination guides.
Customers can save time and money with when booking ATOL protected
holiday packages, ATOL number is 5985. Passengers are offered added peace of
mind to their holiday plans and the security of travelling with British
Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed customers'
expectations, both in terms of the value for money and quality of the service

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