On the Beach

On the Beach

June 26, 2012 06:18 ET

Escape the Rain and Support Team GB From a Sun Kissed Beach With On the Beach

Greece is the word for summer 2012

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 26, 2012) - As the London Olympics draw ever nearer, leading online travel agent On the Beach suggest there is no better time to escape from the saturated streets of Britain and jet off to the home of the big games; Greece.

The latest somewhat unconventional British Airways advertising campaign urges holidaymakers against travelling during the iconic games, however On the Beach has witnessed a huge surge of holiday bookings to Greece, including trips to Corfu, of more than a third over the past few days as hoteliers slash prices of more than 15% in order to attract the all-important British holidaymaker during the games.

The ever popular islands offer a whole host of diverse destinations, perfect for all manner of holidays. From romantic breaks to Crete to fun filled family holidays, from luxurious hotel resort, to tranquil retreats; the Greek Islands have it all.

For those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the Games in London, the Greek Islands are not only packed full of intriguing mythology surrounding the origins of the historic games, but are also home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world.

As the constant, miserable weather is continually washing away any hope of a beautiful British summer; On the Beach reveals there is still late availability of holidays during the Games to the sun kissed islands, from as little as £158 staying at 3 star self-catering apartments.

Alistair Daly, Marketing Director at On the Beach comments; "Greece has had a tough few months but we expect many British holidaymakers to head to its shores this summer. The diverse and varied choices of islands are home to some of the best beaches, hottest nightlife and serene, luxurious retreats. Brits can play their part in the celebrations by learning about the heritage of the games with the added bonus of sipping a cool margarita whilst soaking in the Med heat and sporting a glowing tan."

About On the Beach

Founded in 1995, On the Beach is one of the UK's leading online travel agencies carrying over 500,000 passengers every year (ABTA K0813). On the Beach provides value for money flights and hotels in the world's most popular beach holiday destinations. On the Beach provides consumers with a huge selection of travel products, from 50 million available seats, more than 30,000 hotels around the world, insurance and in-resort transfer partners. Customers can book online at www.onthebeach.co.uk.

As the expert provider of DIY beach holidays to the UK market, On the Beach is so confident of its industry leading position, it offers a market leading price match guarantee for its customers. On the Beach will refund the difference if a lower price is found for the same product on any UK website*.

*Offer applies to exact product match

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