SOURCE: Cheapflights.co.uk

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July 13, 2010 11:17 ET

Beat the Crowds This Summer With Cheapflights UK

The UK's Leading Flight Comparison Website Helps Travellers Avoid Holiday Havoc

LONDON--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  With the summer holiday season starting in earnest you can already picture the hordes of holidaymakers on their way to the airport. However, along with brilliant sunshine, lazy afternoons and ice cold gelatos, you're also sure to find packed beaches, crowded restaurants and long waits at popular attractions.

So if you don't have the pleasure of your own private island and you don't fancy fighting to find a space to put your towel on the beach, follow these tips from Cheapflights.co.uk on the top five destinations to beat the crowds:

Corsica -- Head to Corsica this summer for as little as £79 return including taxes. Cheapflights has identified a 35% drop in the number of holidaymakers planning to head there, comparing June 2010 and June 2009, so you can enjoy the unspoilt island of beauty which is truly set apart from other crowded Mediterranean resorts.

La Rochelle -- One of the most attractive and unspoilt seaside towns in Southern France, Cheapflights reveals that there has also been a 35% drop in the number of searches from June 2009 to June 2010, and you can travel there for as little as £79 return including taxes. A traditional harbour town, this is a fantastic remnant of French history and an ideal place to escape to sun, sea and culture.

Jersey -- Flights to the sophisticated island of Jersey are a steal, starting from £70 return including taxes and with 3% less people searching to head there you'll have guaranteed space to embrace the cosmopolitan towns, traditional beach cafes and 45 miles of stunning coastline; quintessential European towns minus the masses.

Menorca -- With many holidaymakers heading to the popular island of Majorca, fly to the smaller and quieter sister island of Menorca from as little as £139 return including taxes. With an 11% drop in the number of searches for Menorca when comparing June 2009 and June 2010, take the opportunity this summer to visit the 'Island of Pleasant Breeze', where you can spend less time queuing and fighting through throngs of holidaymakers and more time enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches and tranquil surroundings.

Bergerac -- Prices to this traditional French harbour town start from as little as £93 return including taxes and with 19% less people searching to head to Bergerac in June 2010 you are sure to beat the crowds for a holiday July or August. 

About Cheapflights Media
The trusted partner in flights, Cheapflights Media is a global Internet media network that has been delivering great deals since 1996. Headquartered in London with offices in Boston and Toronto, Cheapflights Media serves advertisers and consumers through its vast portfolio of Websites and services. Packed with travel guides, tips and the latest news and information, the Cheapflights sites are online shopping comparison engines that make it easy for consumers in local markets to research, compare and save on domestic and international trips. With brand-name deals on airline tickets from more than 250 partners and 600 airlines and a team of travel experts hand picking the best offerings, Cheapflights offers visitors a mix of deals they can't find anywhere else. Zugu, the newest brand in the Cheapflights Media portfolio, is a powerful and simple travel search engine that makes it easy to compare and select the lowest available fares online. By organizing flight options by date, airline and time, Zugu helps consumers find the best fares based on their travel terms. There are currently Cheapflights-branded sites for the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, France and Spain. Zugu is available in the U.K.

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