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2 Million Brits travel abroad for Easter

Source: Travel Weekly - Thu 21st Apr 2011

Over 2 Million Brits are expected to spend Easter abroad this year, with Spain being the most popular overseas destination.

Many travellers are taking advantage of the opportunity to take an 11-day break, with only having to take 3 days off work thanks to the royal wedding Bank Holiday weekend following the Easter weekend.

The Canary Island and the Costa del Sol are the most popular destinations by far, followed by bargain break in Egypt and Tunisia, with many tour operators desperate to woo back holiday makers following uncertainty after recent disruptions.

The coming weekend is expected to be the busiest of the year so far, with 600,000 scheduled to leave from Heathrow, 250,000 from Gatwick, 160,000 from Stansted and 105,000 from Luton.

Scotland's airports expect to see 150,000 passengers pass through their terminals, with 125,000 leaving from Manchester and 65,000 from Birmingham.

P&O Ferries or Brittany Ferries , or even to catch the EuroStar train through the channel tunnel.

Brittany Ferries EuroStar P&O Ferries are also looking forward to a busy two weeks, with many travellers remembering the chaos with flights caused by the Volcano over Easter last year.

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