Escape Royal Wedding Fever with a Mini-Break


If, like many people, you’re already sick to the back teeth of hearing about the Royal Wedding -speculation over who’ll be designing the dress and which celebs are invited – have you thought about leaving the country? This may sound like a drastic solution to a little patriotic hysteria, but it could be the perfect solution! From April21st until May 3rd 2011, there are a total of 4 Bank Holidays, which actually means that you can have a total of 11 days off for taking just 3 days off work.

Lots of people have already spotted this fortunate timing and are taking full advantage of it by booking a holiday away. Not only could you do the same, but you could avoid the Royal Wedding fever while you’re at it!

Top Mini-Break Destinations


Just a short hop away on the Eurostar France is always a popular destination for British holidaymakers. This year, Easter falls relatively late (end of April – start of May), which means it’s likely to be lovely and mild. If you’ve got kids you could try a holiday camp complete with activities for all the family. If you’re without kids, how about a stay in a country location, set to a backdrop of vineyards and rolling green hills?

The Canary Islands

For warmer climes and a short-ish flight (around 4 hours) try the Canary Islands. There are several destinations to choose from: Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura being the most popular1. Packed with volcanic beaches, year-round mild temperatures and a lively tourist scene; a trip to the Canaries can be the perfect Easter getaway.

New York & Dubai

If you really want to push the boat out this Easter consider some longer-haul destinations that feel a world away: New York or Dubai. New York offers sensational shopping, more attractions that you could ever see in a week (but that’s the excuse for going back, right?) and an endless choice of restaurants, bars and clubs to keep you entertained. Dubai on the other hand offers hot sunshine, opulence and plenty of opportunity to shop!