BA hikes summer European holiday destination capacity

British Airways is hiking summer capacity with more than 90,000 extra seats to Spain, Greece and Turkey.

The new services from Heathrow are in response to “overwhelming” interest from customers on

The 26 additional weekly frequencies will include destinations such as Corfu, Kos, Paphos, Rhodes, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Bodrum.

The new flights to Greece and the Canary Islands will be available to book from today (Tuesday) for travel between June 21 and September 5.

Bodrum in Turkey will also be available to fly to from July 18.

Fares lead in at  £49 each way to Lanzarote.

The move come ahead of the government’s next decision on its traffic light list of destinations for overseas travel in three weeks.

All the expanded BA routes are to countries currently in the amber category requiring quarantine on return to England.

BA networks and alliances director Neil Chernoff said: “It’s clear Britons are hoping that their favourite destinations will be open by the time summer comes.

“We want to provide them with access to book seats to the places they love to help them get away, and trust that if they can’t travel, we will be there for them with incredible flexibility to make changes to their bookings.”

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  1. CLC Marina Park

    Holiday Village Marina Park CLC is a resort with beautiful sea views – as well as direct access to the beach! The traditional Spanish architecture makes it feel like one of the famous white villages. The resort is divided into different areas and has a total of 500 holiday homes. You will find almost any facility or activity you could wish for within 1km of your holiday accommodation and the small train is a convenient way of getting from one side of the resort to the other. You will find everything you need for a relaxing holiday here. Take a dip in one of the many swimming pools and enjoy fantastic Andalusian cuisine in the bars and restaurants. So why not book your perfect family holiday to the Costa del Sol!

    The facilities at Holiday Marina Park Select This resort offers absolutely every ingredient for a very successful holiday, including:

    • Four large swimming pools
    • Different restaurants, a lounge bar and a cocktail bar
    • Very extensive entertainment programme
    And your children are guaranteed a great time too! The resort's facilities include:
    • Two children's pools
    • Kids' club and games room
    • Children's playground

    Guests of the Holiday Village Marina Park Select may make free use of the mini golf and table tennis. There is a charge for other facilities such as the gym, tennis courts and bike rental.

    Your accommodation at Holiday Village Marina Park CLC The holiday homes have a fully equipped kitchen and vary in size, from studios to apartments with one or two bedrooms. They all have one thing in common: they're located in a pristine landscape with beautiful Mediterranean vegetation. The ultimate holiday feeling!

    The surroundings at Holiday Village Club la Costa World The beach is just 300 metres from the resort, which means you can fill your lazier days with sun, sea and sand. The beach can be accessed via a small bridge and tunnel. There's plenty to do and see outside the resort as well, such as the lovely centre of Mijas Costa, which is just 1.5km away. The castle at Fuengirola is definitely worth a visit.

    Enjoy the many facilities at Holiday Village Club la Costa World with the whole family! A wonderful destination for your holiday to the Costa del Sol! With swimming pools and a nearby beach, this is the perfect location for hours of fun in the sun and water. You will find every convenience in your comfortable holiday accommodation and be able to enjoy tasty local specialities in the bar and restaurant. Have a great holiday!

    This resort is not suitable for people with restricted mobility.

    Guests should have no difficulty walking.

    Fuengirola is 4km away
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  2. Centro Vacanze Il Borgo

    A friendly, spacious and green family holiday park with swimming pool, just 7 km from the Tuscan coast! 

    Centro Vacanze il Borgo is just 7 km from the beautiful Tuscan coasts and 3 km from the cheerful centre of the historic town of Guardistallo. Centro Vacanze Il Borgo offers you a real holiday paradise where tranquillity, space and nature go hand in hand with Italian cheerfulness and hospitality. This makes Centro Vacanze il Borgo is an ideal destination for a relaxed beach holiday in combination with appealing excursions in beautiful Tuscany.

    Centro Vacanze Il Borgo offers a total of 63 comfortable holiday homes, submerged in the park's Mediterranean greenery. Every holiday home has a spacious patio that offers you an opportunity to enjoy the Tuscan outdoor life to the full. A delightful swimming pool with spacious sun terrace is located in the middle of the park, together with a cheerful bar and an excellent restaurant. A musical evening or organised once a week in the peak season.

    Centro Vacanze Il Borgo is an excellent home base for a variety of excursions in Tuscany. You can, for example, ramble and cycle to your heart's content in the hilly Tuscan countryside or go for a drive through the region's wine areas. The beautiful beaches invite you to spend some relaxing days on the coast. Moreover, the beautiful Island of Elba lies just off the coast and is just a short trip by boat from Piombino! And then you can, of course, visit Tuscan art cities such as Pisa, Lucca, Siena and Florence - you'll run out of time to visit everything!

    Swimming pool period: 17/05 – 04/10, bath for children: 21/06 – 13/09
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  3. Italia Family Village

    Camping Italia Family Village is the ideal holiday destination for a versatile family holiday on the Tuscan coast. There are beautiful sandy beaches close to Camping Italia Family Village and the famous culturally rich cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence can be easily reached for day trips. 

    The beautiful swimming pool is new to Camping Italia Family Village where you can enjoy lots of water fun, a refreshing dip or just relax! Camping Italia Family Village is shaded by a pine tree forest and a path through these trees leads to the beautiful sandy beach. If you're feeling hungry or thirsty, go to Camping Italia Family Village's restaurant which also has a large terrace. There is a small shop on the campsite where you can buy fresh bread and other groceries. The children can play outside while you relax on your own private terrace of your well maintained bungalow.

    Camping Italia Family Village is located between Torre del Lago and Italy's favourite seaside resort of Viareggio. Its central location makes it ideal for excursions to anywhere. How about visiting the leaning tower of Pisa, the walled picturesque city of Lucca, or the city of Florence with its infinite supply of art! Further inland, in the forested region of Alpi Apuane there are endless hiking and mountain biking trails. We also highly recommend visiting Cinque Terre in the Liguria region. Then you will also have to find time to discover all those interesting vineyards and fantastic trattorias which are all around you!

    In short: Enjoy the Tuscan "Dolce Vita" at Camping Italia Family Village. Buone Vacanze

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  4. Strasko

    Camping Strasko on the island of Pag is set on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Croatia! Fantastic family holiday destination by car Camping Strasko is easily reached via the Zagreb-Zadar motorway and then the free access bridge to the island of Pag. This well maintained campsite is set by the sea with a two km long beach with small pebbles. 

    Location The sea water is crystal clear (Blue Flag!) and is suitable for children. Camping Strasko is fairly flat without any noticeable height differences. With its lush Mediterranean vegetation, a boulevard and the popular tourist resort of Novalja only 1 km away, this is an ideal setting for a campsite and a perfect holiday destination for the whole family.

    Facilities Many facilities to enjoy a wonderful holiday.
    No shortage of sports offered: tennis, beach volleyball, fitness classes and various water sports. There are many organised activities both during the day and in the evening, and all possible facilities such as restaurants, a supermarket and playgrounds are available.

    Surroundings Enjoy everything else the island of Pag has to offer such as the delicious 'Paski sir' (cheese made on the island) and the delicious sheep meat. Enjoy the best pizza on this island in the More Pizzeria on the campsite. And you won't want to miss's ultimate tip: the historic and lively city of Zadar!

    Camping Strasko is an excellent choice Ranked as one of the top 3 campsites in the country by the Croatian Tourist Board.

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  5. Les Dunes

    With an idyllic setting in Torreilles Plage on the Mediterranean coast of Languedoc Roussillon, Camping Les Dunes is a large and friendly 5* destination and the perfect spot for a sun-soaked summer holiday. With direct access to a lovely sandy beach and first rate amenities and facilities, you’re well placed to enjoy a truly memorable family vacation.

    Visitors staying at Les Dunes can cool off in the fantastic pool complex featuring two outdoor pools (covered/uncovered), a kid’s pool, water slides, splash pool and waterfall. At the spa, holidaymakers hoping to relax can indulge in a massage or Jacuzzi bath.

    There are plenty of great activities on site, including aqua aerobics, dance lessons, tennis, petanque, as well as a children’s club hosted by the campsite’s friendly and enthusiastic staff. Kids who join will have a great time making new friends whilst doing some arts & crafts, treasure hunting and challenging each other to a sports tournament. With a stretch of pleasant coastline bordering the campsite, guests have the opportunity to try some water sports including water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing and wake boarding.

    The whole family is well catered for in terms of entertainment, especially in the evening when the campsites comes alive with a variety of live shows and music, theme parties and the chance to dance until dark.

    The variety of eating establishments at the resort mean you’ll never go hungry. Make use of the convenient bread delivery service so you can enjoy freshly baked produce at breakfast. The mini-market and grocery store stock an ample range of products so making food in your accommodation is easy. Dine out for lunch and dinner at the onsite restaurant, or venture out to local restaurants. The pizzeria and takeaway are good options for grabbing a quick bite to eat.

    We’ve carefully selected our range of accommodation to suit all budgets and holiday styles, and guests can choose for luxurious mobile homes that come with hot tubs or sun decks. A more rustic experience can be enjoyed by booking one of our pitches or opting for a tent.

    Around Les Dunes Campsite

    Les Dunes occupies a fine location in the heart of Pyrenees-Orientales, a picturesque region also known as French Catalonia. The Catalan influence can be felt in the lively city of Perpignan. Take a day trip here and explore Palais des Rois de Majorque, a beautiful palace with equally stunning gardens.

    Head further inland and discover some charming medieval mountain villages such as Castelnou, which rewards visitors with amazing views from the castle. If you have car, a day trip into Spain is also possible. Skip across the border and enjoy even more lovely beaches and quai...
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  6. Maierhöfen

    Holiday park Maierhöfen is located in the sloping pre-Alpine country in the Allgäu in the south of Germany. This car-free holiday club really has a lot to offer. How about the indoor swimming pool with children's pool, the restaurant with delicious regional dishes and the various facilities such as fitness. The club character is enhanced because this is a holiday park of a German trade association that is now also open for you as a Campingselection guest. Book your holiday to the Allgäu in Germany now!

    The holiday park offers an abundance of facilities:
    · Indoor pool with children's pool and whitewater channel
    · Restaurant and bar
    · Wellness centre with sauna and massages

    In addition, there are a number of facilities that you do not often find:
    · Outdoor fitness trail
    · Skateboard job

    In addition, an entertainment program is organised for the children.

    Your comfortable non-smoking apartment is located on the ground floor. The holiday home features a terrace.

    Holiday park Maierhöfen; is an ideal destination in the German Allgäu! Excellent facilities in the middle of a beautiful environment. Experience a wonderful holiday in Germany with your family!
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  7. Gasparina Village

    Gasparina Village, Lake Garda, Italy

    Walking distance from the Lake Garda beach
    A luxurious holiday park for the entire family
    Marvellous swimming pool
    Delightful amusement programme
    Excursions: Gardaland and Venice

    A luxurious holiday park with a delightful swimming pool on the banks of Lake Garda!

    The marvellous Residence Gasparina holiday park lies on the banks of the famous Lake Garda, between the cheerful harbour villages of Lazise and Peschiera . This park is a real topper. You will experience the snug cheerfulness immediately on your arrival. Gasparina Village's varying colours and roof forms convey the friendliness and conviviality of an authentic fishing village . The homes are grouped around the playfully-designed swimming pool - which will appeal to everyone, since what could be better than a swimming pool almost in front of your door? Or would you prefer a dive in Lake Garda? The lake is just a few minutes' walk away.

    Residence Gasparina's surroundings offer holidaymakers an almost unlimited choice of appealing excursions. The Gardaland amusement park and Caneva World water park are in the Residence's immediate surroundings. The nearby fortified town of Lazise offers you an opportunity for an enjoyable saunter along the boulevard - and is home to the best fish restaurants. The beautiful nature around Lake Garda offers rambling and cycling lovers a wide range of the very best routes. Beautiful cities such as Milan, Verona and Venice are also within easy reach of Residence Gasparina.

    In other words, Residence Gasparina is an ideal destination for a great holiday on Lake Garda! Special features of this holiday destination
    TIP: Transavia operates economical direct flights to Milan/Bergamo airport!
    Special features of this holiday destination
    Gasparina Village's varying colours and roof forms convey the friendliness and conviviality of an authentic fishing village .

    Apartment for a maximum of 6 persons Booking code: I-37010/5A
    Your comfortable and well-maintained accommodation (45 m²) for a maximum of 6 persons is located on the ground floor. The accommodation's facilities include 2 bedrooms and a patio with garden furniture. You also have satellite TV.

    Special features of the accommodation
    The homes are grouped around a playfully-designed swimming pool.

    Special features of the accommodation
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    Apartment for a maximum of 6 persons Booking code: I-37010/5B
    Your comfortable and well-maintained holiday accommodation (45 m²) for a maximum of 6 persons is located on the 1st floor. The accommodation's facilities include 2 bedrooms and a private balcony with garden furniture. You also have satellite TV.

    Special features of the accommodation
    The homes are grouped around a playfully-designed swimming poo...
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  8. L'Europe

    Located in Vic-la-Gardiole, an authentic village in the heart of the Languedoc, 4* Campsite L’Europe is the perfect setting for a memorable holiday under the Mediterranean sun. The golden beaches of Aresquiers are only 3 miles away and a free shuttle service is available in high season.

    Set in a large park making it ideal for enjoying a holiday with friends or family, the resort features a main pool, children’s pool and paddling pool for tots. Kids will be happy to learn that there is a selection of water slides, so they’ll be able to make a splash. The sun terrace wraps around the pool complex and has plenty of space from which to soak up some rays.

    The campsites is fine tuned for campers who relish an active holiday, with plenty of sports and games available to enjoy including basketball, table tennis, volleyball, football and much more. If you want to make new friends, you should enrol in one of the energetic fitness sessions such as aqua aerobics, Zumba or yoga.

    The resort’s playful and approachable animation team run an exciting and entertaining Kids Club, where young ones can meet other little campers from around the world before enjoying a packed schedule of activities together. As the day draws to a close, the evening entertainment fills the campsite with smiles and revelry, as holidaymakers have dinner while enjoying live music, shows, theme parties and cocktail games.

    The campsites has an extensive range of amenities nearby including a bakery, pizzeria, restaurants, takeaways, grocery store and supermarket.

    You’ll have a fine choice of accommodation when you book a stay at L’Europe. We have comfortable and spacious mobile homes featuring a good selection of amenities. Some configurations feature air-conditioning while most come with sun decking as standard.

    Around L'Europe Campsite

    L’Europe is situated between Sète and Montpellier, just 3km from gorgeous Languedoc beaches, making it a great all-round holiday destination that mixes activity, culture and relaxation.

    The best beach in the area is perhaps Plage des Aresquiers, which offers long stretches of fine sandy beach and plenty of place to eat and drink. For a trip into nature, the Massif de la Gardiole looms behind the campsite and is perfect for scenic hikes and cycle trips. Those who venture up the massif are rewarded with glorious views of the sea.

    For kids, take a trip to the Les Rochers de Maguelone, a treetop adventure park with zip lines. For more adrenaline-filled moments, head up the coast to find many thrilling rides and rollercoasters at Luna Park Palavas.

    The bustling city of Montpellier lies around 20km from the campsite and offers day-trippers wi...
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  9. Le Palace

    Camping Le Palace An inviting and very spaciously laid out 16-hectare campsite in the northern tip of Aquitaine. Just 400 metres from the sandy beach, the campsite offers all the modern conveniences you need, such as an aquapark with different slides, a large children's playground and various sports fields. Camping Le Palace has all the ingredients for a successful family holiday. Book your stay with campingselection today and experience it for yourself.

    The facilities at Camping Le Palace A real family campsite offers something for everyone, and that is certainly the case at Le Palace. This is a great destination for both young and old. The facilities include:
    " An aquapark with a various slides
    " An extensive entertainment programme
    " Tennis courts

    In addition to the many facilities, a wealth of activity options await you directly outside the campsite. For example, you could rent a bicycle at the campsite and explore the green surroundings on one of the many cycle routes or learn the art of wave surfing.

    Your accommodation at Camping Le Palace The size of the site combined with the surrounding forests creates a wonderful sense of space.

    The surroundings at Camping Le Palace There are of course gorgeous sandy beaches within reach of the campsite, but also plenty for culture vultures to do and see in the direct vicinity. The resort town of Soulac sur Mer, with its neo-colonial villas and situation at the start of the Medoc wine region, offers plenty of options for a day out. A little further away is the Dune of Pilat, the highest natural sand dune in Europe and certainly worth a visit.

    Camping Le Palace is a fantastic family campsite on the Atlantic coast! Book your stay at Camping le Palace today and you too can look forward to a wonderful, carefree family holiday. You will be able to enjoy a long list of facilities both on the campsite and in the nearby area. Whether you use the aquapark or one of the other sports facilities, or spend the day cycling through the beautiful forested countryside, there's something to suit all tastes at this family campsite.
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